McGill 15th century antiphonal

McGill University: Remarkable Reproduction of a Renaissance Relic

Utilizing i2s’ SupraScan Quartz A0 and its considerable digitization know-how, the Digital Initiatives Lab of McGill University’s McLennan Library have successfully reproduced a true-to-life facsimile of a 15th century antiphonal from the early Italian Renaissance, bringing the unique treasure nearly 600 years into the future to be marveled at and perused by eager, 21st century eyes. Ristech…

APT BookScan 1200

Kirtas Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

By Borden D. Mills As Kirtas celebrates the 15 year anniversary of the first sale of its revolutionary APTBookScan 1200 digitization system, let’s flip through the pages and take a brief glance back at some of the earlier chapters of its memorable history. The novel concept of a high-volume, automated book scanner that would later…

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Café Brews Satisfaction for University of Toronto

“Renting the Café book scanner has allowed us to scan our inventory of index cards that house important student-athlete information that is not captured anywhere else. Previously, these cards had been kept in boxes. Now that we have digital files, we can look them up easily and quickly. This would never have been possible without…

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FADGI & Metamorfoze: The Gold Standard of Preservation Standards

FADGI and Metamorfoze are two sets of preservation standards developed within the last decade that provide comprehensive numerical analysis of accuracy and quality of digitized image output from a wide array of imaging devices. FADGI (Federal Agencies Digitization Initiative) was first developed in the United States in 2007 as a collaboration between federal agencies to…

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Kirtas To Attend ACRL Conference March 22-24, 2017

Spring feveris in the air and new digital imaging projects are in full bloom. What’s more, high quality digitization has never been so streamlined, efficient and affordable! Come visit us at this year’s ACRL convention in Baltimore, Maryland. Stop by booth 1504 to view our exciting line of manual, semi-automated and automated digitization products, including…

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Where There’s A Will There’s A Way – Digitization at The University of Mary Washington

November 9, 2016 The University of Mary Washington’s Digital Archiving Lab in Fredericksburg, Virginia is currently using the Book2Net Cobra overhead scanner to help convert the Simpson Library’s rare and unique archival materials into digital formats. The Cobra utilizes two high-resolution area sensors in combination with high quality optics, safe handling and LED illumination to…

IMAGINE

September 28, 2016 Imagine millions upon millions of rare, fragile books, locked away in some darkened room in the back of some sparsely patronized library, never seeing the light of day, or perhaps more pointedly, never being pulled out and opened by human hands; never perused by human eyes– forgotten, awaiting further decay and disappearing…