When I did my “going all digital” thing in the effort to make all my books and music digital, I had to make some decisions. The biggest one was books. To scan the books, I had to basically destroy them by cutting the binding and in some cases having to cut them to make them fit into the scanner.
Do I regret doing that? No, not really. I hate paper clutter. But now, there is a great way to actually scan books without destroying them.
The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 looks pretty damn cool, and is affordable. Looks like a pretty sweet thing for maybe schools, or even bands with big libraries to use to keep an archive copy of stuff.