Crowley to Raffle Book Scanners at Annual Library Conference

ALA Annual ODS giveaway Crowley

Frederick, Md. and New Orleans, La. – Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company (Crowley), a world leader in digital scanners and digitization software and services, announces a “Demo to Win” raffle at the company’s 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA) appearance in New Orleans. Crowley’s Booth #1943 will be open for hands-on demonstrations of patron and back-office book and microfilm scanners and the IMAGEhost microform hosting platform as well as digitization service consultations beginning Friday, June 22nd through Monday, June 25th.

Demo to Win the Crowley ODS

As a show-only special, three Crowley ODS overhead document scanners will be raffled off – one for each day of the exhibition. Matt McCabe, Crowley’s vice president of sales and marketing states, “We’ve witnessed how the ODS scanner can be a valuable resource for libraries and their communities. Patron needs such as scanning teaching materials for study groups, digitizing valuable genealogical research, copying citizenship papers and beyond have an impact on the community that goes far beyond the library walls.” Visitors to Booth #1943 will be eligible to enter the contest after having had a demonstration of any Crowley’s showcase scanners by experienced staff.

Supporting Libraries through Digitization

“The core effort of libraries is to preserve and provide easy public information access,” emphasizes McCabe. “Through the years, our interactions with librarians, directors, researchers and staff at the conference have inspired us to provide scanners and services to further support this goal and meet the wide variety of library and patron digital technology needs. From students scanning book pages to behind-the-scene archival scanning of historic texts, Crowley aims to provide the resources needed for any and all digitization and access needs.”

Crowley will have the following scanning units for attendees to demo in Booth 1943:

ODS Overhead Document Scanner – Designed to create an affordable and user-centric patron scanner, the ODS features a simple software interface and a high-quality camera to provide powerful imaging to users of all experience levels. The A3+-size (16.5” x 23.4”) scanner is ideal for digitizing all flat and bound media.

UScan+ Universal film scanner modern library award

UScan+ HD Universal Film Scanner – A multi-year Modern Library Award (MLA) winner, the UScan+ UF-series utilizes an 18-megapixel active pixel sensor array for digitizing, viewing and saving images from microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards and is most often used in library research rooms.

IMAGEhost – IMAGEhost is a microfiche and microfilm scanning and hosting platform which creates an affordable digital image repository in the media’s original format. The solution provides fast and accurate image retrieval for on- and off-site patrons and researchers via any internet-enabled device.

MACHCAM 71MP camera

MACHCAM 71MP Camera – Fit for the cultural heritage digitization of a library’s special collections, the Crowley MACHCAM 71MP high-resolution camera provides a wide field of view and the ability to reach FADGI star-level guidelines. The camera can be used in new or existing capture systems.

Digitization Services – Providing high-quality digitization options for collections of all sizes and materials, Crowley Imaging, Crowley’s multi-year Platinum MLA award-winning digitization services department utilizes the best in digitization hardware and software to expertly digitize book and large-format documents, loose/fragile papers, microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards, photos, slides negatives and more.

Zeutschel OS 15000 Advanced Plus Book Scanner – Designed to digitize A3+-size (16.5” x 23.4”) books, documents, photos and more, the OS 15000 book scanner pairs with Zeutschel’s Omniscan software to provide advanced image capture and processing to patron and back-office scanning projects.

Complimentary Expo Passes Available

The Crowley Company is pleased to offer complimentary expo-only passes using promotional code: V283.

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About The American Library Association

Established in 1876, the American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of library and information services and to providing information and resources to librarians and their patrons.

About The Crowley Company

The Crowley Company is a world leader in digitization scanning, providing a variety of digital scanners, conversion services and technical support to private, commercial, government, academic, non-profit organizations and others.