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Things to Bear in Mind When Selecting a Book Scanner

Zeutschel White Paper Offers Technical Considerations for Book Scanner Purchasers From choosing the right book scanning method to choosing the right book scanner, The Crowley Company’s blog posts have covered multiple options for bound media capture. Thanks to a recent white paper written by Zeutschel GmbH technical director, Volker Jansen, prospects can round out their purchasing knowledge with some technical points to bear in mind. Jansen’s full white paper, “Things to Bear in Mind When Selecting a Book Scanner,” is an insightful…

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Mekel Scanner Production
is Right on Time

First the bad news. “Remember how you couldn’t get toilet paper a year ago? It is the same with microchips right now.” Now the good news. “Our production for this year is on track and we’re still working on standard delivery time – in some cases, one day.” Both quotes are attributed to Crowley’s U.S. director of manufacturing, electrical engineer Jeff Helm, as he responds to questions about the worldwide shortage of manufacturing parts and its effect on Crowley’s Mekel Technology scanner…

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Preserving Legacies: Baylor University and the Zeutschel ScanStudio

Beyond the fountain of youth or the holy grail, digitization is one of the best tools for fighting mortality. If this seems like an overly romantic train of thought, it is. But in a world where our stories are our legacy, the written word – and creating a long-living, high-quality replication of that word – becomes life beyond death. Baylor University’s Ray I. Riley Digitization Center (RDC) preserves the legacies of various artists and histories through their capture and digital access…

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Zeutschel Ps and Qs at Maine State Library

The Zeutschel OS Q Scanner adds Production Capabilities to Maine State Library’s Digital Preservation Program A few weeks past, The Crowley Company hosted a series of well-attended Zeutschel OS Q online demo events to introduce this impressive A0-A2 overhead and cultural heritage scanner series to an audience that is still largely non-traveling. One of the highlights of the event was a live use-case discussion with Adam Fisher, Director of Collections, Digital Initiatives and Promotion for the Maine State Library (MSL). Interviewed…

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Access Granted: Five Ways Crowley Supports Your Digitization Grant Process

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I’m a bad shopper. Starting in my early years of stalking the Barbie aisle for what felt like hours when my grandma would generously give me $10 to buy one toy and more recently showing itself after I spent a full year looking for a new car in my budget, purchasing decisions have not been my strong suit and have always included a lot of careful (read: painful) deliberation. In our industry, grant funding often…

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And…Action!

The great thing about being in marketing and PR for The Crowley Company is that there are a thousand stories to tell. The bad thing about being in marketing and PR for The Crowley Company is that there are a thousand stories to tell. What a good problem to have! We recently took the opportunity to “tell” the story of Crowley’s Digitization Services division via video by interviewing four of the division’s key team members: Pat Crowley, Dave Westcott, Meghan O’Brien…

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Want to Get Into the Final Four? Work with Crowley…

We’re wrapping up March with a trip to the Final Four (four of the most coveted positions in the NCAA Division 1 single-elimination men’s basketball tournament). Along the way, we had a little fun and came up with some interesting 2021 statistics. Bottom line? You have a better shot at the Final Four when Crowley is your partner. First Round: 54.7% The first round of the tournament started with the top 64 teams in the United States. In 2021, 54.7% of these…

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Digitized Newspapers A Gift to Maryland Communities

Chronicled History from 1879 to 2008 Now Available Online Today is Maryland Day, a day that commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland in 1634. As we’re reminded in this account by Dr. Jean Russo of Maryland State Archives, the news of the day – much like that of every news report before and since – has multiple versions. Thus, the donation of digitized historic newspapers by Eric E. Glass and The Taney Corporation serves as a concrete…

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Hello Zeutschel OS Q (and Farewell to the OS 14000)

After 12 years on the market, the last of a first-of-its-kind archival scanner retires to make way for the next generation This month, the last Zeutschel OS 14000 large format overhead scanner left Tübingen, Germany for its final destination. Originally brought to market in 2008, the OS 14000 series was significant in that it ushered in a new era of high-quality digital preservation for bound and loose media up to A0 size (33.1” x 46.8” inches). The new generation OS Q…

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Seven Miles, 500 Years of Stories: Jekyll Island History Preserved through Map and Blueprint Scanning

From native hunting land to illegal slave port to millionaires playground to family vacation destination, the coastal beaches and blooming land of Jekyll Island, Georgia have drastically transformed over the past 500 years. Through a collaboration between Jekyll Island Museum Archives, the Jekyll Island Authority and digitization partner, The Crowley Company, nearly 5000+ pages of oversized land maps and blueprints of Jekyll’s infrastructure and historic homes have been preserved and made digitally accessible. This week’s blog gives a glimpse of the…

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