ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 Scanner

ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 Cradle Scanner


  • ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2
  • 2 x Canon EOS 5DS DSLR Cameras
  • 2 x Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact-Macro Lens
  • 2 x Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Software: BookDrive Capture ; Canon EOS Utility

Features: Digital Services currently has 1 ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 scanner in production. The ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 is a dual-camera “V” cradle imaging system capturing images of books and other print materials, without risk of damage to the item during scanning. The dual camera system uses two Canon EOS 5DS DSLR cameras with either a 50mm or 85mm lens. The lens choice depends on the size of the items or the dpi trying to be achieved. The ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 has built-in fan-less LED lights and a flexible self-centering “V” cradle. The cradle is also adjustable allowing the angle to be altered and opened apart, which makes for optimal page contact for all kinds of book bindings and spine thicknesses. During scanning, the cradle uses a “V” platen made using a unique production technique and premium scratch-resistant material allowing deeper penetration into the gutter and the ability to flatten pages for capture.

How we use it:  Digitization of main queue items such as bound books, newspapers, manuscripts, ledgers, loose leaf photographs, scrapbooks, fragile material, and periodically other oversized materials.

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DISCLAIMER: This equipment is used by the Digital Services department at the University of Florida Libraries. Inclusion on this list should not be taken as an endorsement of any manufacturer’s product. Those using this list as a guide for their own purchases should be cautioned that equipment suited to the department’s specific needs, source documents, or fitness-for-purpose determinations may not be suited to another institution’s needs, the source documents they intend to image, or meet other fitness-for-purpose requirements.