With the seeming demise of the too-long awaited Ion Book Scanner device (now vanished from both Amazon and the Ion website), those seeking to efficiently scan their private libraries might like to look at the DIY Book Scanner website

It has plans, shopping lists, photos of items needed, and well… just about everything. If you can’t build it yourself, anyone on a decent salary should be able to find the funds to pay a couple of their neighborhood hobbyists to build one for them. It looks transportable, so perhaps a group of academics could pool their cash to get one built, then share the scanner.