Several years ago, I wrote an article about the BookDrive Pro. It is designed to scan books, maps, newspapers, and other documents without inducing any page curl and with minimal handling of the documents. The result is sharper images and little or no damage to delicate documents being scanned.You can still read that article at http://goo.gl/HYpPk.
Now Atiz has produced a Mini version and it has been reviewed in PCMag.com.
The review by M. David Stone states, "The Atiz BookDrive Mini is a highly capable choice for scanning books and other bound material with pages up to 10 by 15 inches."
Stone also states, "The first thing you need to know about the Atiz BookDrive Mini is that it's meant primarily for libraries (corporate and otherwise); archivists; and others who have a professional need to scan books and other bound material."
Yes, it is expensive at $6,295 (without cameras) to $8,679.83 for a complete bundle with cameras. I think I'll pass but if you do purchase one, please let me know how you like it.
You can read M. David Stone's full review of the Atiz BookDrive Mini book scanner at http://goo.gl/KZv5f. The Atiz web site has more information at http://mini.atiz.com/ or watch the video below.