microMEDIA’s services for volumes that must remain bound.
microMEDIA has been providing book scanning services for more than 30 years. Our book conversion services allows volumes to remain bound when digitized.
We convert fragile archival documents and convert books with meticulous professional handling to maintain document integrity. Depending upon the condition of the documents, we image directly to digital form or microfilm the items and then scan the film.
While it may be physically possible to guillotine or disassemble bound books for scanning using lower-cost automatic page feeding, there are important archival and legal reasons that vital documents should be individually handled.
Because many historical books are extremely valuable or cannot be legally removed from their premises, we specialize in on-site book scanning and digitization of bound documents for book conversion. microMEDIA installs a mini-network at our client’s site to convert books that is independent from the client system.
Since 1975, we have conducted many book scanning conversions within the categories below as well as other projects such as Director’s Minutes, Catalogs, Photographs, Technical Reports, Brochures, etc.
Scanning Rare Volumes
We utilize custom Book Scanners that capture entire images including tightly bound book gutter information. Volumes are carefully inventoried, monitored and handled to preserve their integrity. When book scanning and imaging is done on-site, we work hand-in-hand with our customer’s custodians of the volumes.
Digitizing Laboratory Notebooks
Sewn notebooks must be kept intact in order to evidence the sequence and dates of research. Millions of dollars may be at stake if a pharmaceutical house or research laboratory is unable to demonstrate that the records are original and have not been tampered. We typically convert notebooks with pages two-up to reduce the cost of individual page scanning.
Book Scanning Services for Historical Vital Records
Older governmental books and records, such as Births, Deaths, Marriages, Land Records, etc. were often recorded in large permanently bound archival libers. They must be scanned within the public buildings in which they reside.
Our services are optimized for commercial and large conversions for individuals. The time required for scanner calibration and job samples require us to have a $500 minimum project charge.
Take advantage of microMEDIA’s 30+ years of experience in specialized Book Scanning services for bound and fragile archival documents / rare books / historical records, and more. Call 973-685-5164