Here is the Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fv ... 4kIak&NR=1
I recently scanned 158 books using the Scansnap S1500, after MinuteMan press, a print shop chain with a franchise in Portland, OR, removed the bindings with their ream cutter
per book for under $2 each. As Daniel says, if you CAN destroy the book, do it. You eliminate ALL KINDS of issues that book scanners introduce:
1. uneven lighting
2. unusual DPI ratings
3. Scantailor mistakes (including shots of your rig instead of cropping them out)
4. slowness due to CHDK install, camera setup, transfer of images, manual tweaking, etc.
5. expense, since a Scansnap at $500 is, in many cases, cheaper than the rigs on this forum with cameras + ABBYY Finereader
6. space and weight, since the Scansnap is about the size of a shoebox
I scan to B&W or possibly color, but always at 300DPI at high compression, then run Acrobat X's Clearscan (obviating ABBYY Finereader Pro).
Downsides to the Scansnap S1500:
1. destroying your book (although the print shop can spiral bind them together again)
2. correcting overlapping pages
3. loading paper manually at intervals