I wanted to open up a wide ranging discussion about scanning and digitising to which you might like to contribute. At the 2021 Victorian Collections Day, Maxine Holden provided a session on digitisation. Based on this I had a subsequent discussion with Maxine (off forum) about scanning bound books, ledgers and albums. I should add that Kew Historical Society has 2 flatbed scanners, but these don't work for bound works. So I asked about overhead book scanners. I knew that the RHSV and Richmond HS use a Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 Overhead scanner. Richmond told me that it works quite well for books and bound manuscripts but not so well for pictures or objects. The Fujitsu scanner utilises page flattening software. I believe that higher end scanners such as those in use by PROV and the SLV are prohibitively expensive e.g. the Image Access Bookeye scanners. So, in summary, what systems and processes work for your organisations when you are scanning books, manuscripts etc.
Archivist, Kew HS