Press Releases

Press Release Archive for 2011

Crowley Acquires Wicks and Wilson Limited

Frederick, Maryland, USA and Basingstoke, UK – Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, announces the acquisition of key competitor Wicks and Wilson Limited. Based in Hampshire, England, Wicks and Wilson manufactures and distributes the Scanstation-brand microfilm, microfiche and aperture card scanners. States Crowley, “This purchase will allow us to broaden our microform offering, strengthen our international presence and ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of microform capture technology.” He continues, “Wicks and Wilson is a company…

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Newspaper Microfilm Being Digitized. County Library’s Collection from the 1820s to 2000 will be Available via Internet.

County library’s collection from 1820 to 2000 will be available via the internet Princess Anne – If you’re looking to access back copies of the Crisfield Times, Somerset Herald, Marylander and Herald, or the Village Herald through the microfilm reader at the Princess Anne Library, there’s good news and bad. The bad news is, the collection dating from the 1820s to 2000 will be unavailable for about 12 weeks. The good news is, the microfilm is being digitized so it will…

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Crowley Imaging Announces New Hires

Frederick, Maryland- Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of several key personnel to the company’s imaging services division. “I am very confident that this expansion within our conversion services division will enhance our already well-rounded and experienced team of imaging experts. We look forward to an even higher level of workflow and organization in the coming days.” Crowley Imaging is currently digitizing or archiving an estimated 45 million images per month, primarily from microfilm,…

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Crowley, Zeutschel Introduce Overhead Book Copier to the U.S. at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference This Week

Frederick, MD and New Orleans, LA – Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, the exclusive North American distributor for the well-respected production-level Zeutschel book scanners, is looking forward to seeing a crowd in Booth 1625 at the ALA convention this year. “As manufacturers and re-sellers of high-end front end capture equipment, we attract attendees that know the positive reputation of our products but who often add us to their wish list because of budget constraints – our traffic is…

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Crowley, InQbar Form Scanning Services Joint Venture

Frederick, Maryland and Bogota, Colombia – Company president Christopher Crowley announced today that Crowley Micrographics, dba The Crowley Company, has entered into a formal joint venture agreement with InQBar Ltda. to pursue scanning and archiving projects in Colombia, South America and the Andean market. “Our Mekel Technology and other manufactured products enjoy a very positive worldwide reputation,” states Crowley. “This partnership presents an opportunity to pair Crowley’s extensive scanning services knowledge, as well as our equipment, with a respected entity…

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Helping Archivists Meet Quality Standards with Certifi-Media

We spend a lot of time in DIR talking about image processing to improve the quality of scanned documents. We talk about crisper, clearer documents and improved OCR results. But, what about standards? Aside from standards for check images used in Check 21 transactions (which are very low, in fact), we almost never discuss specific measurements used to test for high quality images.
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Crowley Imaging, Free Library Partner on Historic Daybook Digitization for Preservation Week

Frederick, Maryland – Real estate transactions. Remedies for rheumatism. Crystalotype directions. Recipes for ambrosia (no marshmallows!). These items and many more can be found in the handwritten home economic diary (circa 1867-1872) of Margaret Thomas Artz, the donor behind Frederick County’s public library, the C. Burr Artz Library. To celebrate the American Library Association’s annual Preservation Week (April 24-30), The Crowley Company contacted Mary Mannix, curator of the library’s Maryland Room, a non-circulating, local history research collection of primary and secondary…

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Crowley Debuts Robotic and Walk-up Bookscanners in Booth 110 at ACRL Today

Frederick, Maryland- Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, is pleased to announce today’s introduction of two brand new book scanners at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2011 National Conference. “ACRL is a great venue to introduce both the Qidenus robotic book scanner and the S-T Imaging BookScan Center,” states Crowley. “They are two very different units in terms of capacity and price, but both produce excellent quality images, are easy to operate and maintain and provide…

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The Crowley Company Announces New Hires and Promotions

  Frederick, Maryland- Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, is pleased to announce the hiring and repositioning of several key staff to the company. On the heels of winning several large archive preservation projects, The Crowley Company has added three new employees to its service bureau: Anthony Markezich, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., has been named Acting Director of Operations for the firm’s 18,000 sq. ft. conversion services bureau. Markezich will report directly to owner and vice president Patrick Crowley and be responsible…

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