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MARCH 2018

Eastman Park Micrographics (EPM) and Agfa-Gevaert Affirm Commitment to Micrographics Market ...

Benzinga

Under this extended agreement, EPM and Agfa will continue to collaborate on the ongoing portfolio development and specifications for microfilm products, and Agfa will exclusively manufacture and supply IMAGELINK-branded products for EPM to distribute to its worldwide network of distribution ...

Amesbury library offers digital trip through time

The Daily News of Newburyport

Part of the library's long-range preservation plan, the newspaper archive is still growing, according to Petersen, who said an additional 50 reels of microfilm will soon be uploaded. That will bring the digital archive into the early 21st century. "We expect it to be done by the end of April," Petersen said.

Digitizing Cape County records 'a big job,' recorder says

Southeast Missourian

The microfilm would be stored at the state archives in Jefferson City, Blattner said, and the recorder's office would have access to it. Blattner said he requested the state provide about $24,000 in funds to digitize the index books, and about $12,000 from the county for a total of nearly $37,000. He won't ...

Salamanca Press archives digitized through library microfilm project

Salamanca Press

Nearly every edition of the Press, established in 1867 as the Cattaraugus Republican, is now digitized and searchable online after the Salamanca Public Library decided to bring the archives to the internet. “Every single roll of microfilm we have that goes back to the late 1880s with The Salamanca Press ...

Darke County Clerk of Courts Office contains historical paper treasures

The Daily Advocate

Lest one think everything prior to 1996 is paper only, they would be incorrect, with documents retained by the office on microfilm or fiche. Pike says microfilm is the only medium accepted by the State Historical Society. “The only thing they consider a permanent record for archival purposes is microfilm,” ...

Local history is just a click away

Wayne County Outlook

until they could be transferred to microfilm. This change became wide-. spread during the mid-century. If you aren't sure what microfilm is,. imagine photograph negatives but on a roll of film. ... images. Library visitors would access the microfilm using a microfilm. reader which projected and magnified the ...

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FEBRUARY 2018
 

This Week in History: Pressing Matters

CHEK

Bruno Lindner, the Royal BC Museum digital conversion technician, explains that "originally these letterpress books were done on microfilm." "We adopted the things that we learned on microfilm to this brand new technology," Lindner adds. The table that the Letterpress books are scanned on is split, ...

County enters contract to preserve court records

Youngstown Vindicator

Mahoning County commissioners approved a contract Thursday with an Austintown company to convert county area court records to microfilm. The $440,900 contract with Lake Business Products amounts to about $0.04 for each of the 10 million documents that require scanning. Scott Grossen, office ...

Advocate, Dayton News archive project nearing completion

Chron.com

In 2014, Cohn helped the library secure a $12,098 grant from the Tocker Foundation to fund the project. In February 2015, Cohn and Advocate staff delivered microfilm and print editions to the University of North Texas in Denton, where the digitization was performed under the direction of Ana Khahmer, ...

Buried in the Basement: Love Library holds history in thousands of film rolls

Daily Nebraskan

Barnes said she used microfilm documents to discover information about her ancestors she couldn't find anywhere else. “I looked through account books of the American Fur Company and found that some of my family worked there,” Barnes said. “I learned that several of my ancestors lived in Indian ...

 

SLO County Court fees give injustice free reign

Cal Coast News

But local judges didn't stop at saving bushel bags of money on real estate, micro-filming and clerical time digitizing files. On Jan. 1, 2017, the San Luis Obispo's judges built a more direct barrier to people having the help of lawyers to access the courts. A new requirement that pleadings and exhibits be ...

2018-2025 Document Imaging Equipments Report on Global and United States Market: Key ...

Carelton Free Press

2018-2025 Document Imaging Equipments Report on Global and United States (Thousands Units) and Revenue (Million USD) Market Split by Product Type such as Scanning Equipments, Printing Equipments, Microfilm Readers . Further the research study is segmented by Application such as ,, with ...

How did Austin come up with half streets?

Austin American-Statesman (blog)

“Can't say when it changed, but you could probably find that out searching through the plat maps on microfilm,” he says. “I'm guessing if you checked other streets, you would find similar.” The days of going blind while stretching out microfilm are behind us. Social media, on the other hand, brought a ...

Searching and researching has never been easier!

Morehead News

We have a new microfilm reader/printer that is AMAZING! The ST ViewScan III microfilm reader/printer is a new high resolution tool for researchers that can do so much more than the typical microfilm reader/printer. Users can quickly scan the newspaper's masthead, headlines, and folio (page's number, ...

Document Imaging Equipments Market Industry Size, Share, Analysis, Trend and Forecast 2018

satPRnews (press release)

“Document imaging is an information technology category for systems capable of replicating documents commonly used in business. … Document Imaging means the conversion of paper files (of any size or description) or microfilm / fiche to digital images.” The provincial analysis of the Document ...

Crowley Company and Scannx Announce Software Development and Distribution Agreements

PR Web (press release)

Christopher Crowley, president and co-owner of The Crowley Company, a world leader in the manufacturing and distribution of book, microfilm, photographic and document scanners, announces today that the company has completed two agreements with Scannx, a leading developer of cloud-based ...

How Tom Tryniski digitized nearly 50 million pages of newspapers in his living room

Columbia Journalism Review

Every day, he sits in front of his surveillance-style monitors, shoulders hunched forward, face burrowed into the blue glow of the screen, scanning newspapers from microfilm into his massive online repository, Fultonhistory.com. Ten computers stacked on a black cart behind him hum and click, and just ...

Crowley to Show Digitization Solutions, Host Author Panel at ALA Midwinter 2018

SYS-CON Media (press release)

The Crowley Company will showcase digital scanners, microfilm hosting and digitization solutions at the 2018 American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Booth 1921. Crowley will also host the How the West Was Writ PopTop stage panel featuring awa ...

Library receives $10000 grant for new microfilm machine

Monte News

The Montevideo Public Library recently received a $10,000 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to replace its aging microfilm reader. Head librarian Larissa Christensen said, “This is actually the second $10,000 grant we've received for the library. The first grant was used to replace all the ...

Commerce Library completes major digitization process

Commerce Journal

Commerce Public Library Director Nan Clay said that 194 reels of microfilm were sent for the process. She says that this process makes it much more easy to access information. “The microfilm reader we have is very old, and there is no way to print,” Clay said. “This is so much more convenient.”.

Humboldt Beacon newspaper archive soon available at Depot Museum in Fortuna

Eureka Times Standard

At its Sunnyvale facility, BMI Imaging Systems scanned the microfilm archive to a Digital Reel software program. “One of the aspects of this about which we are most excited is the fact that the archive in this format will be searchable,” Service said. “So people doing genealogical/historical research at the ...

Barton goes digital

El Dorado News-Times

Microfilm reader: Service Manager Patrick Rambin, seated, of CF Biggs Company of Shreveport, La. shows Barton Public Library Director of Genealogy Whitney Curry, right, and Cataloger Susan Baxley how to operate a ScanPro 3000 digital microfilm reader/scanner. A $13,045 grant from The Roy and ...

Faculty Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Bridget Conn

the Inkwell

Dr. Bridget Conn, a professor of photography on campus, gave a lecture with insight into the history of Wet Plate Collodion and Kodachrome and the potential for their appeal as an avenue for photo capture going forward. It is understandable if you are unfamiliar with Dr. Conn, since she just recently ...

 

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JANUARY 2018

 

5 Advantages to Using Microfilm

The Future of Things (press release) (blog)

Microfilm is a term that refers to several different methods of keeping records. Typically, newspapers and photos are converted to microfilm because the original copy is becoming worn out and is rapidly deteriorating. By transferring the information into a small-scale copy, the content is preserved.

Changing of the guard: County microfilm department going digital

Daily American Online

The county should save about $30,000 a year on microfilm writing and even more if shipping, long-term storage fees and the hours needed to inspect, label and create indexing sheets for state archiving are taken into consideration, said Jeff Kimmel, director of the county's microfilm department.

Over $300000 in History Grants Go Minnesota Counties

FOX 21 Online

DULUTH, Minn. – The Minnesota Historical Society announces 36 recipients of Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants (up to $10,000 each), totaling $324,149 in 22 counties. A handful of the endowments landed right here in the Northland. Two of those recipients are in Duluth.

Library unveils new microfilm scanners

Cleveland Daily Banner

LIBRARY BOARD members stand in front of one of the History Branch's brand new microfilm scanners. From left are Andy Hunt, library director; John Hagler, board chairman; John Coats, Lee University history professor and new board member; and Kelvin Bishop, CPA financial advisor and new board ...

Crowley Company Scanners and Services Receive 2018 Modern Library Awards

Benzinga

Imaging services (also known as digitization or conversion services) are used when a library has collections to be digitized or written to microfilm and may not ... Library collections scanned by Crowley Imaging include Presidential papers, bound, loose or microfilmed newspapers, yearbook collections, ...

New digs for the City Records Center

urbanmilwaukee (press release)

However, staff will have access to microfilmed building plans should customers request services connected to those records. Plans requested on Friday may be viewed in the records center, but staff will be unable to make digital or physical copies until connectivity is restored. “The new space features ...

ST Imaging Receives Platinum Award from LibraryWorks' Fourth Annual Modern Library Awards

Business Wire (press release)

NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ST Imaging, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of digital microfilm viewer/scanners announces their fourth consecutive Platinum award from LibraryWorks' fourth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The ST ViewScan is the only microfilm ...

Crowley Company Scanners and Services Receive 2018 Modern Library Awards - PR Web (press release)

Salem News pages from past now readily available

SalemNews.net

“We've worked to scan our microfilm collection of the Salem News to make it available online,” Salem Public Library Director Brad Stephens said. The project started more than two years ago and actually launched live in December, with library personnel introducing patrons to the new resource in a soft ...

Perspective: Tracing the county's history through records

Jefferson City News Tribune

They actually put all our records on microfilm for us. The original minutes of the Cole County Court start in April 1821 with Cole County Judges James Stark, John Inglish and Reuben Smith. Unfortunately, the courthouse fire in 1918 damaged our books so only the top third of the pages are readable.

Library is refuge for some in cold weather

Durant Daily Democrat

Robbee Tonubbee, Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Library looks through archived microfilm boxes as she prepares a batch of film to be sent off for ... Angie Mullen with library administration, boxes current issues of the Durant Democrat for sending to the company in Cedar Rapids that microfilms the ...

Accessing the past in print: Bossard to offer digital newspapers online

Gallipolis Daily Tribune

The library now has every newspaper printed in Gallipolis, including the Daily Times, Sunday Times-Sentinel, The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, and others, since 1895 on microfilm, which has always been available to the public. However, patrons had to come into the library and know a date to be able to ...

Library repairing damage

Williamsport Sun-Gazette

He said that access to the Pennsylvania History Room and the microfilm area are still open on request for anyone who asks. “It's by request. If someone requests to see the microfilm, they can come in and view it for now. There is heat in that room. We have the heat back up, we just don't have the two ...

Town Talk: Library offers books and more

NUjournal

Family history resources – The library has a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition database, as well as local newspapers on microfilm. Reference staff is available to help you obtain microfilm from other libraries and historical societies. Free tax preparation – For the third year, the library will host United ...

Community Fund helps library replace microfilm machine

Enterprise-Tocsin

The Henry M. Seymour Public Library has received a new digital microfilm machine that will allow researchers to explore countless documents and newspaper records through a computer. ---. The content you're trying to view is available for Premium Content Subscribers only. Online subscription options ...

Planning & Building Microfiche Conversion Solution, Digital ReeL, Successfully Implemented at ...

The Daily Telescope

BMI Imaging Systems, a leading provider of document management and microfiche/microfilm conversion solutions, is pleased to announce that the Salinas Permit Services Division (California) has successfully implemented the Digital ReeL microfiche conversion solution. Kristy Parker, Permit Center ...

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