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Microfilm scanning services

From: Lee Dirks <lee_dirks>
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 1995
Preservation Resources adds digital scanning services

Preservation Resources now offers digital microfilm scanning and
indexing services.  Preservation Resources, which has a reputation
for producing high-quality preservation microfilm, is applying its
expertise in reformatting research materials to ensure high-quality
digital scanning of these materials from microfilm.  With these new
services, Preservation Resources offers libraries easy, end-user
access to preserved materials.

"Standards for the production and storage of preservation microfilm
are firmly established and ensure microfilm's longevity for 500
years.  Digital scanning of research materials promises to enhance
access.  By first creating a preservation microfilm, and then
scanning, both preservation and access goals are effectively met,"
said Meg Bellinger, president, Preservation Resources.

In conjunction with the new services, Preservation Resources
recently acquired a digital microfilm scanner.  The gray scale
scanner, manufactured by SunRise Imaging, handles roll film and
microfiche.  The unit will allow Preservation Resources to provide
top-quality scanning in a production environment.

Additional information on Preservation Resources and examples of its
digital scanning capabilities are available on the Preservation
Resources home page ( on the World
Wide Web.

Preservation Resources, a division of OCLC, provides a variety of
services, including consultation and workshops on the preservation
of research materials in libraries, archives, museums and historical
societies in the United States and abroad.  Preservation Resources
produces high-quality microfilm and microfiche of books,
manuscripts, scrapbooks, newspapers, architectural drawings, maps
and photographic materials.

OCLC is a nonprofit computer library service and research
organization whose computer network and services link more than
21,000 libraries in 63 countries and territories.

Lee Dirks
Manager, Preservation Services
Preservation Resources

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:38
                Distributed: Thursday, November 2, 1995
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Received on Tuesday, 31 October, 1995

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