What is the best way to carry out laboratory notebook scanning?
The best way to have laboratory notebooks scanned is to send them to a professional document scanning bureau. Scanning bureaux are equipped with a wide range of scanners which can scan all types and sizes of paper and they employ a team of experienced scanning operatives to carry out the work.
Most companies will organise the collection of the lab books on a regular basis, be it weekly, monthly or biannually. They will be scanned and indexed according to client instructions, then the images are quality checked before being delivered to the customer. The scanned images can either be cut on to a CD or DVD or transferred using a secure link direct to a server on the client’s premises.
After the laboratory notebooks have been scanned they can either be returned to the client or the scanning company will arrange for them to be confidentially shredded.