Before the SLA Leadership Summit, I did not know much about the special library market. I did not know what to expect when I arrived at the Special Library Association Leadership Summit, a 4 day event in Atlanta, GA where CCP Solutions sponsored as an Exhibitor for 2 days. I set up at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel as CCP representative and had the privilege of demonstrating our newest innovation in self-service scanning solutions, the Scannx Book ScanCenter. With the new “Scan to Smart Device” option, members of the association were wowed and excited for the future of their libraries. I made new friendships and doors were opened for new opportunities.
At the meeting, I quickly learned the diversity of special libraries. Members range from academic and religious to medical and governmental libraries. Florida State University Libraries, University of North Carolina, National History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago were all there. Leaders in the industry attended, such as Librarians, Managers, and Directors, and they were all thrilled to witness just how easily students and library patrons can transfer information through our touch screen solution. Another key feature that meeting attendees appreciated was the ability to protect PDF and sPDF document files with a pass code or password. In many cases, special libraries such as those in the medical, law and governmental sectors are scanning confidential documents for their archives or emailing scans to clients, students and patrons that require additional security.
After giving several demonstrations of the unit, I was not surprised to hear comments such as “Wow! I wish we had this scanner a month ago” and “I need this software for a recent project I’m assigned to digitize all of our printed resources” or “This is a great technology to blog about”. There’s no question that the Scannx Book ScanCenter provides solutions to the market issues we currently face to integrate, organize and transform information quickly and efficiently. Regardless of how small or large a library may be, the ability to provide patrons and staff with scanning options to the resources used most, including smart phones/tablets, email, USB and GoogleDocs, will be significant to future growth as the information industry adapts to innovations in the digital age.