Special Offer for Distance Learning
Special Offer for Distance Learning
KIC Study System
KIC Digitization Kiosks & Copier Replacement
Capture & Compose with Auto-Citation
Visual Stacks for the Library
Research Tools for Students and Faculty

Special offer to support distance learning during Coronavirus time

Attending school provides essential ingredients for effective learning: a well-defined schedule, physical and visual teacher oversight, an environment that is dedicated to learning, and structure. KIC Study System (KSS) is the only learning system that works with existing textbook content.

KSS includes 8 study methods:

If used during the last 5 or 6 weeks of school, KSS can recover much of what was lost during the previous 5 or 6 weeks.
  1. ReadAlong Audio - reading while listening at normal speed or up to 2X speed is known to significantly improve retention for "audio learners"
  2. ReadAlong Audio - reading while listening is also helpful at slower speeds for ESL students.
  3. Audio Only - listening to study material read aloud with full attention or partial (e.g. while exercising) is a great way to stay engaged in study without sitting still
  4. Making flashcards is part of the learning process
  5. Studying flashcards in KSS's special study mode shows both question & answer
  6. Taking a flashcard test and rating your own flashcard responses alone or in collaboration with others is a socially engaging way to master study material
  7. SKIM 120 - 600 words per minute for normal or highspeed pre-reading material
  8. Reviewing your progress stats is encouraging and takes students to higher levels of mastery

For Distance Learning, KSS Provides:

  1. more structure, something students lack at home:
    1. Many will improve their learning if they set the simple goal of doing 30 seconds using SKIM, then re-read with audio and repeat for all assigned pages.
    2. More industrious/committed students can add a goal of making a certain number of flashcards per page while doing ReadAlong Audio, then studying until they get all the flashcards correct.
  2. a study coach in place of the watchful eye of a teacher. With its great study progress tracking graphics, students can be motivated to SKIM and read with audio and watch the graphics become more solid, and watch their flashcards self-quiz results improve graphically.
  3. the magic benefits of KSS 2X: SKIM + ReadAlong Audio (with the two girls brains diagram)
  4. a study dashboard that provides study progress summaries for all courses and textbook chapters.

KSS 2X Study Method

- Auto-skim for 30 seconds, read
the same with audio, repeat

Here's how to get KSS for your students:

DLSG has developed a copyright content distribution systems for use during the Coronavirus crisis:

  • (1)The school chooses books that are commonly used and for each book, sends to DLSG:
    1. a copy of the book
    2. the number of students that are in possession of a copy the book
    3. the desired chapters to be KSS-enabled.
    4. An agreement that the school assumes responsibility for distributing access keys only to students that are in possession of a copy of the textbook for which the key is made.
  • (2)DLSG prepares KSS packets with premade flashcards, etc. encrypts them and posts the KSS packets to a secure server, then sends the school a unique QR code for each student for each book.
  • (3)The school distributes the QR codes directly to each student that is in possession of a copy of the textbook for which the key is made.
  • (4)The students download, install and run MyDocs with KSS, which will immediately present a screen with the choice: [ SCAN QR CODE TO ACCESS TEXTBOOK ]. The student will select that choice and scan the QR code, whereupon MyDocs will download an 'icon' for each chapter that the school requested, then select a chapter. MyDocs will then download the selected chapter and activate KIC Study System.
DLSG will not charge a fee for digitization unless the number of students

Special Distance Learning / Corona Virus Pricing

During these difficult times, DLSG is offering to convert textbook content into customized KIC Study System packets for students (including customized flashcards) at no extra cost to the institution.
The only cost is a $7 fee per set of up to 10 KSS packets (e.g. 10 chapters). This fee includes administrative fees for:
  • creating and providing a QR code for each student
  • managing copyright-protected distribution
and a fee for enabling KIC Study System for a copyrighted volume.
Note: The purchase of a KIC scanning system comes with the added benefits of
  1. allowing teachers to create custom study materials for use with KIC Study System
  2. allowing college-bound students to become adept at using a study & research tool that is on a thousand university campuses, including 90 of the top 100.
Contact us for more information.
Budget Line Item: Study Systems, Tools and Aids

KIC Study System App for Existing Textbooks & Course Materials

Until KIC Study System (KSS), no study technology existed to let students input chapters from existing textbooks, both digital AND print, and transform the content into study systems that utilize touch screen enabled smartphones and tablets, and PCs to substantially increase study speed while also increasing long-term retention. KSS provides the following:
  • Instant access to alternate treatments of the same study topics, including Open Educational Resources and, while in the library, monogram content as well
  • Capture of printed textbook content into KSS, a few chapters at a time (at the library)
  • ReadAlong Audio - tracks study progress
  • Digital highlighting - instantly turns highlights into Q&A for frequent self-testing
  • Instant speed-reading without training, with progress tracking
  • Graphical study progress reporting
  • Surprisingly effective on the small screens of smartphones
  • Study anywhere, on phone, tablet or PC – highlighting/flashcards and study progress follow the student from phone to tablet to PC
  • Internet not required, except to synchronize the student’s personal network (phone, tablet & PC)

KSS 2X Study Method

- Auto-skim for 30 seconds, read
the same with audio, repeat

Why wasn’t this available until now?

Why wasn’t it done by the big publishers or the existing educational software companies?

The digital age is so focused on all things digital that it has almost completely neglected the tens of millions of pages of existing textbooks and other study materials. While the most creative eLearning companies are producing amazing 3-D immersive learning systems, creating a single lesson of this kind requires huge investment, so they’ve only addressed less than 0.1% of all active learning materials, and most of it is lower division college and high school lessons.
Typical eLearning companies have a different focus. They combine automated testing with standard content viewers, and do not apply much creativity to enhance the actual learning process. Also, many eLearning products are designed to work without minimal or no involvement from instructor.

Why DLSG?

For those who are thinking about waiting for these game-changing technologies to become available through your favorite large vendor of library products or services, you might want to consider some fundamental factors. The creative foresight to invent game-changing new technologies and stay focused through time and adversity is rare outside of Silicon Valley and is especially rare in large companies. Even when a large company creates a game-changing new technology, the company may not recognize its value. For example, in 1973 at their Palo Alto research facility in Silicon Valley, far removed from their business headquarters, Xerox invented the original graphical user interface and ethernet, and built the first working mouse, and although they had a huge and highly effective B2B salesforce, Xerox didn’t take these inventions seriously.
Take a look at the past 16 years that DLSG has been serving academic libraries and decide for yourself whether DLSG is more innovative than all other library technology providers combined AND has far better prices (better value) than non-profit organizations
Increased Use of Library Services

Where is it used?

AT THE LIBRARY

IN THE CLASSROOM

OTHER

Requirements & Cost

KIC Study System requires at least one KIC scanning kiosk with the KSS option. The KSS option is free for the first year after purchasing KIC, and is $500 per year thereafter if most patron use copiers have been replaced with KICs, or $1,000 per year if not.

Budget Line Item: Research Tools, Study Tools, Digitization Systems

Digitize, Compose with Auto-Citation, ...

For almost a thousand years, the two ways to take content from an academic library’s collections were to transcribe or remember. When photocopiers were introduced to libraries, they multiplied the value of the library’s collections. Then, in 2004, the first KIC self-serve digitization kiosks started to appear, again increasing the value of the library’s collections, helping to reverse the downward trend in appreciation of print collection caused by the digital age. Finally, libraries have the necessary technology to allow students, faculty and researchers to compose and edit content from its collections.

Academic libraries have been missing a very important service that has just become available: the ability for students, faculty and researchers to combine materials from multiple sources from the library’s collections and, using a large 24 inch touch screen, edit, rearrange and otherwise compose the materials, then create PDFs or KSS packets for use with KIC Study System. KIC Composer automatically zones text into individual paragraphs that the user can move around and swipe to and from Composer’s visual clipboard along with pictures, diagrams, graphs. When a user is composing content from multiple sources and a paragraph, picture, diagram or graph is moved from one source to another, Composer’s auto-citation feature visually tags the clip of content with a reference to the source on an automatically created sources page. Users can also bring their own materials into the library, combine them with content from the library’s collections and compose, etc.

Why DLSG?

For those who are thinking about waiting for composer and other game-changing technologies to become available through your favorite large vendor of library products or services, you might want to consider some fundamental factors. The creative foresight to invent game-changing new technologies and stay focused through time and adversity is rare outside of Silicon Valley and is especially rare in large companies. Even when a large company creates a game-changing new technology, the company may not recognize its value. For example, in 1973 at their Palo Alto research facility in Silicon Valley, far removed from their business headquarters, Xerox invented the original graphical user interface and ethernet, and built the first working mouse, and although they had a huge and highly effective B2B salesforce, Xerox didn’t take these inventions seriously.

Take a look at the past 16 years that DLSG has been serving academic libraries and decide for yourself whether DLSG is more innovative than all other library technology providers combined AND has far better prices (better value) than non-profit organizations.
Increased Use of Library Services

Where is it used?

AT THE LIBRARY

IN THE CLASSROOM

OTHER

Requirements & Cost

Every KIC scanning kiosk includes KIC Composer with a basic Auto -citation feature at no additional cost. The Advanced Auto-citation option is an extra $500 and is highly recommended. It allows users to capture content from multiple sources and move and rearrange individual snippets (e.g. paragraphs, tables, graphs and diagrams) while a citation source tag is automatically placed just below and to the right of the snippet.

Budget Line Item: Visual Stacks System, Integrated Library System, Research Tools, Study Tools, Collection Access, Collection Development
KAT Knowledge Access Technology allows the public to browse your library’s stacks VIRTUALLY directly from your library’s website. It’s like having Google Street View for your library’s print collections.

It’s easy and fun to browse the stacks on any smart device just by swiping the screen left or right, a novel and engaging way of “visiting” your library virtually that makes it easy for them to find books of interest that will bring them into your actual library.

Why is it valuable for your library

For a dozen years, the shrinking appreciation of the substantial value in library print collections has been a problem that no one wants to talk about. Libraries can’t afford to buy a digital copy of every volume in their print collections, especially knowing that printed books are still actively used by many. Yet this problem has an affordable solution - allowing students to browse the stacks on their phones and see what’s in the library can prompt more students to visit the library. It also gives the stacks a digital age image. In addition, teachers can instantly guide students to a section in the school library’s stacks without leaving class.

To satisfy the desire for digital content, schools can add a KIC system to their library, and students can legally scan up to 10% of a copyrighted book for educational purposes without violating copyright law. In addition, experience using KIC will prepare them for college - over 70% of students that go to college will have access to KICs in their college’s library, including 49 of the top 50 universities.

Increased Use of Library Services

Where is it used?

AT THE LIBRARY

IN THE CLASSROOM

OTHER

Requirements & Cost

KAT Stacks has a $5,000 setup fee plus $5,000 annual service fee plus $0.02 per page per year. Setup requires 30-60 days, and the following:
  • a current MARC records file
  • a current MARC records file
  • access to your ILS system via Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP2)
  • a link from your library’s Website to your KAT Stacks system in the cloud
To take part in digitizing covers, spines and TOCs, at least one Spine & Cover Capture option (SCC) is required.
Budget Line Item: Digitization Systems, Student/Faculty use Copiers, ADA Services (e.g. wheelchair-bound, hearing & visually impaired)
90% of US academic institutions have KIC systems. College students use KIC to digitize textbook chapters for studying using KIC Study System, to digitize homework for professors that request digital, and to digitize class notes and content from the stacks.
KIC systems provide high speed scanning, composing and rearranging using a large 24 inch touch screen, conversion to formats such as PDF, JPEG and KSS, and output to USB or cloud storage, or via email, and optional printed output. Four of 5 standard KIC models provide face-up scanning that allows students scan a 15 page textbook chapter in a minute or less, depending on the KIC model.
Students use KIC to:
  • Scan textbook chapters to MyDocs KIC’s free companion app for phones, tablets and
    PCs, and study using KIC Study System (KSS), a powerful, advanced digital study system
    with 8 study methods, including KSS 2X. KSS works with existing textbooks
  • Scan content from the library’s print collections and other sources, compose and
    reorganize it and create custom study materials and reports
  • Scan homework for personal archives or to submit a digital version to teachers that
    prefer digital
  • Scan their artwork
  • Create a class book that can be turned into beautiful color-glossy hardbound books
    for students and their families by an on-line service for as little as $30 each
Faculty can use KIC to:
  • Create customized course materials and create printed handouts, PDFs, and
    KIC Study System packets that can include custom flashcards
  • Create customized test
  • Digitize many kinds of content for many purposes
What’s new with KIC
  • KIC Study System, with 8 study methods, including fast computer-assisted preview, ReadAlong Audio, custom flashcards and a real-time graphical study progress monitor – all
    highly valuable for distance learning due to Corona virus.
  • Instant access to alternate treatments of a study topic – Students scan a textbook chapter into KIC (or input it digitally), then access alternate treatments of study topics by simply
    swiping or scrolling their phone, tablet or PC screen to the right or left - sources for alternate treatments include nearly 100,000 pages of OER content (e.g. OpenStax).
  • Support for a Research Tool that takes multiple printed and digital pages as input (e.g. a textbook chapter or other course materials) and provides instant access to the 100 most highly
    correlated pages from a billion digital pages of monograms held by a thousand academic libraries (see Digital Stacks Project) – researchers simply swipe or scroll tablet or PC screen
    to the right or left, significantly improving effectiveness.
  • Language translation – KIC can translate text to and from 70 different languages.
  • Composer with Auto-Citation – allows students, faculty & Researchers to input class notes, course materials and research, add content from the stacks, then reorganize paragraphs,
    pictures, diagrams and tables with a finger on KIC’s big 24 inch screen; and use its visual clipboard to create entirely new pages, all while ensuring that each piece of content is tagged and
    connected with bibliographic information that KIC automatically retrieved from the book’s ISBN barcode.
  • A superior copier-replacement option, including optimized support for printing via Pharos, Papercut, Envisionware, Comprise and WEPA (target release date: August 1, 2020).
Increased Use of Library Services

Where is it used?

AT THE LIBRARY

IN THE CLASSROOM

OTHER

Requirements & Cost

KIC Systems only require standard electric power and can output to USB storage devices and for administrators, a shared network drive. With an ethernet connection, KIC supports output via email, cloud storage and FTP, and can provide language translation, bibliographic record lookup from ISBN barcode, faxing, KIC Fleet Manager, and ordering printing of books created and composed by students and faculty.
KIC Bookeye V2 $ 17,055 - $ 24,300
KIC Bookeye V3 $ 13,299 - $ 18,500
KIC Click Mini $ 4,949 - $ 9,000
KIC BookEdge $ 2,999 - $ 6,000
Note: all public schools receive a 10% institutional discount.
Budget Line Item: Content Research Tools - Open Access, DMCA 108 Compliant

Research Tools for Students & Faculty

There are four parts to this unique research tool:
1) a full content match function; 2) a ReadAlong Audio, skim, active highlighting and organizing app with personal
network (phone, tablet & PC) and digital rights management; 3) cloud servers for non-copyrighted content; and 4) DMCA 108 Content Servers for copyrighted materials that must be located in the library. Researchers input one to one hundred or more pages of material from one or more sources. In a split second, the full content match function can compare the full input content with a billion pages and identify the hundred most highly correlated pages that include the main search term. The ‘billion’ pages searched include pre- and ex-copyright materials such as government-funded research and informative content, open access journal articles and open educational resources and copyrighted content. The copyrighted content can only be accessed while the researcher is in the library - DMCA 108 Content Servers that are located on library premises ensure compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
This is the only research tool available today that a) fully utilizes DMCA section 108; and b) can combine one or more whole journal articles with personal research, in digital and/or print form, and use every page as input, find the most highly associated content from a billion pages; and c) can provide those results in a second. This highly valuable research tool is made possible by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, state-of-the-art NAND technology, thousands of high-speed digitization systems in a thousand academic libraries that can digitize a book with metadata in 30 minutes and patent-pending algorithms and other technologies.

Why wasn’t this available until now?

Why wasn’t it done by the big publishers, or OCLC or the google Scholar group?

  • This research tool relies partly on digitization machines, and DLSG has designed, developed and maintains more than 90% of the digitization systems in US academic libraries today for self-serve, interlibrary lending & digitization projects and archival, and these systems are in 90% of academic libraries (by budget).
  • This research tool’s technologies are highly sophisticated and completely different from the research technologies in use today, and the publishers and OCLC do not have the software development capabilities of DLSG.
  • The publishers, OCLC and google are heavily invested in their respective business and service models.
  • Web servers can not allow access to more than 10% of copyrighted monograms, and coming into possession of full journal articles can take days, while this research tool provides instant access to full content while the researcher is in the library, a perfect fit with DLSG’s existing business and service models.
  • This research tool takes as input, multiple pages of print and/or digital content, and DLSG alone has digitization technologies
  • DLSG’s thousands of KICs in a thousand academic libraries now have the ability to digitize a 400 page monogram with standard & structural metadata in 30 minutes
Increased Use of Library Services

Where is it used?

AT THE LIBRARY

IN THE CLASSROOM

OTHER

Requirements & Cost

The research tool requires at least one KIC scanning kiosk with the KSS option. To access copyrighted content, at least one DMCA 108 Content Server (CSV) can be added