Posts Tagged ‘Book scanner’

DAR, Darling: Digitizing Revolutionary Ladies

October is American Archives Month, a celebration of America’s history and the archivists, organizations and physical buildings that keep them safe and available to the world at large. Each week this month we’ll highlight a facet of how The Crowley Company partners with archivists and historians to help preserve and share American archives.   In a previous blog, we detailed the factions of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR) and the many ways in which The Crowley Company has partnered to preserve some…

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Uniontown Public Library Wins ODS Book Scanner, Begins Collection Digitization

Note from the Editor: It’s a solemn time around the Southwest, but this week has been especially difficult for one of our most beloved vertical markets, libraries, with the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the horrific shooting in Clovis, New Mexico. While this blog post can’t alleviate the pain left by these tragic events, it does remind us of the essential place that libraries hold within their communities and our society. Enjoy today’s blog post and consider…

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Goldilocks and the Three Scanners: How to Tell Which Overhead Scanning System is “Just Right”

  As far as making choices go, Goldilocks had it easy. All her options were laid out in front of her to simply eat, sit and sleep her way to finding which porridge, chair and bed best fit her needs. If all options were laid out before us when faced with making a comparative choice, finding the best fit for any consumer would be as easy as savoring perfectly-tempered porridge. Alas, within the document scanning market – in this case…

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Dear Mother: A Look at WWII Through the Eyes of One Family

Many stories of heroism and national pride are brought back from war. More often than not, the airwaves are filled with the loudest stories: soldiers bravely flying the skies, nurses fighting the needs of their own bodies to save others and great minds working to break enemy codes. The quieter stories of everyday life during wartime are often overlooked, but are just as heroic. Such is the case with the Minker family of Wilmington, Delaware. Their story is one told…

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Medical Minutes Survive the Years with Digitization

Last October, in recognition of American Archives Month, Crowley Imaging collaborated with the Delaware Historical Society (DHS) to digitize “Minutes of the Medical Society of Delaware from May 12, 1789 to December 15, 1847.” Now 227 years old, this medical book was donated to DHS in 1888 by Dr. John P. Wales, a Delaware doctor who, according to DHS Chief Curator Dr. Constance Cooper, “practiced medicine in the Wilmington area for 60 years.” The son of a Senator, he was…

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An MLA Christmas

The Crowley Company got an early Christmas present last week when it was announced that four of our scanners were awarded honors in the Modern Library Awards program sponsored by Library Works, Inc. This is especially gratifying because the scanners are judged by the librarians, archivists and other library professionals that actually use the products in their facilities. Two of the scan systems are multi-year winners and two are new to the competition. Platinum Honorees Platinum awards, the program’s highest honor, went…

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Crowley Celebrates National Library Week: Showcasing zeta Book Copiers

In case you hadn’t heard (and you aren’t already off celebrating with a good book from your local library), it’s National Library Week!  April 12th-18th is designated as a time to recognize the importance of libraries and the role they play as vehicles of knowledge, archives of history, a valuable part of the community and so much more. Much of what we do at Crowley is aimed at supporting libraries in their goal of providing wider access to information. Through Crowley’s digitization services and scanning…

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Evaluating the zeta Book Scanner: A Student’s Study

November for Crowley Conversions is all about measurable results. Last week, we compared the Mekel Technology microfilm and microfiche scanners to competitive models and found measurable ROI. This week, we’re reviewing a blog written by Sascha Foerster. In it, he compares the Zeutschel zeta book copy and scan system to other methods used to scan a historic file collection. From German Post-War studies to German engineering As background, Foerster is a doctoral candidate at the University of Bonn’s Center for Aging…

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The Shape of “Qool”: Qidenus V-Shaped Book Scanners

  Editor’s note: This week’s blogger is Crowley marketing assistant, Camily Bishop. New to the industry, her insights offer a fresh perspective.  Archives are timeless. The digital imaging industry is not. Companies seeking to stay at the forefront are changing shape, adapting to and creating new technologies constantly. To keep us on the edge, Crowley hardware, imaging, marketing and support specialists regularly receive in-depth training on the latest scanning innovations of the company’s manufactured and distributed brands. This week’s training session…

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Using Zeutschel Scanners to Document the Papers of Abraham Lincoln

  Editor’s note: October is American Archives Month and a reminder of how important the records of our past are to our future. To celebrate, we’re highlighting five conversion projects throughout the month. Last week we featured Time Life’s LIFE magazine photo archive. Nearly 10M photographic images of iconic American figures were digitized by Crowley Imaging and made available to the public via Google hosting. Today’s blog features the paper archives of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln.  “I am a…

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