Posts Tagged ‘Zeta’

Small Changes, Big Impact: Discover the Next Generation zeta Book Scanner

This week, Zeutschel – Crowley’s longtime distribution partner based in Tübingen, Germany – announced the next generation of the zeta walk-up book scanner. While the new zeta remains true to the original’s capture ability and ease-of-use, there are a several hardware and software advancements that will have a major impact on operation. In this week’s blog, we’ll give you the skinny on the zeta scanner enhancements, features and how to upgrade your existing unit (or buy a new one if you’ve been…

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BIS, Grayson County College and a Bottle of Red…

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.   Over the past two weeks, we’ve examined how Crowley scanners have been used to digitize American archives at Wells College and how Crowley Imaging has preserved records for the Daughters of the…

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Typefaces, Animal Rights and the “It” Girl: Wells College Archives Span Art, Humanities and Politics

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.   I recently spoke with Tiffany Raymond, archivist and reference and instruction librarian at Wells College’s Louis Jefferson Long Library. Located in Aurora, New York, the library holdings…

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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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Library Solutions Win Modern Library Awards

We got the good news a month ago, but a press moratorium kept our lips sealed (here we go with that again!) until today: two of Crowley’s Zeutschel scanners have garnered accolades in the inaugural Modern Library Awards (MLA) program present by LibraryWorks, Inc.  This announcement is exciting for several reasons: 1)      The word “Modern.” Although today’s libraries still cater to those of us who like to cuddle up in a quiet space surrounded by stacks of literature (absorbing intelligence simply by…

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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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Patron Scanners and Preservation – Part One

How today’s libraries are embracing technology for those walking in the door and those searching the internet As we head to Philadelphia for the annual ALA Mid-Winter Conference and Expo, it’s a great time to reflect on how libraries are enhancing their relevance and expanding their reach by embracing today’s technology. As a library vendor, we see two distinct trends taking place: the increase in patron (sometimes called “walk-up” or “on-demand”) systems found on the library floor and the growth…

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