Newspaper Digitization & Microfilm Scanning For Libraries & Archives
Today’s libraries, archives and historical societies handle information on a wide variety of media formats with documents that can be hundreds of years old. We have digital conversion solutions to process your microfilm records, bound and unbound books, newspapers, and electronic documents. Options to digitize include traditional conversions or our alternative solution, Digital ReeL.
Preserve your books, reduce the amount of space required to archive your historical records, and improve the way your staff and patrons access historical information with a custom document management and retrieval solution.
Take a look at our Webinars On Demand page for some more information.
If you’re looking for some more information to help you along your digital conversion decision journey, below are some recommendations:
“Copyright And Digitization” covers some general information about what you should know before scanning copyrighted material.
“How Much Microfilm And Microfiche Do I Have?” gives you a couple of methods of figuring out how much film, fiche, and aperture cards you have in your collection.
“Traditional Microfilm Conversion vs. Digital ReeL” is a comparison between a standard film scanning project (PDFs, TIFs, etc.) and our Digital ReeL solution.
Case Study | Belmont Public Libary, MA
“I love being able to conduct research from my desktop. If someone asks for an obituary, I can quickly find the article, and send it via email. What used to be a lengthy process with microfilm is now a five-minute task using Digital ReeL.”
– Gina Nancy McMenemy-McColm | Reference Librarian
Case Study | Napa County Library, CA
“In the past, our newspaper microfilm archive was only available at our physical location. Since January (2016), we’ve averaged 45,000+ image requests per month and users are from all over the world.”
– Anthony Halstead | Assistant Director of Library Services & Community Outreach
Case Study | Watsonville Public Library, CA
“Watsonville selected Digital ReeL because it was priced competitively. It offers a simple, web-based interface that delivers online access to the historical newspaper archive, opening the information up to on-site and remote visitors like never before.”
– Heather Geddes | Principal Librarian