The IRIScan Portable Scanner Book 2 has been released that both scans and smooths the pages of books. While conventional scanners caused worry and grief as pages bent inward away at the spine, this new scanner uses both witchcraft and wizardry to correct the unsightly image of the bent page.
The Banned Library newsroom did not reach out with anyone even partially connected with the release of the scanner and only half skimmed the article linked below, but we can tell you it might work great. We did, however, talk to a copy of the Encyclopedia Brittanica Volume 13, 1911 edition and it had this to say:
"Personally, as a book, I welcome anyone touching me, but if I have to be digitally rendered because of my delicate, easily destroyed design, I want this scanner to do it. I can't wait to feel the light brush against my pages, up and down, left and right, gently caressing me until... Oh, yeah, scan me, baby. Flip me over and scan me again."
The newsroom was stunned at the scanner's capabilities and the liberated nature of a book published in such a repressed time period.