Press Release: Crowley to Demonstrate New Scanners, Host Award-Winning Author at National Library Conference
Frederick, Md. and Chicago, Il. – The Crowley Company (Crowley) will showcase new scan systems at the 2017 Annual American Library Association Conference (ALA). ALA attendees will participate in hands-on demonstrations of Crowley’s wide range of scanning solutions, including the new Crowley ODS book and document scanner in Booth 2438 beginning Friday, June 24th. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet Barnes and Noble 2016 Discover Fiction Award winner, author Abby Geni on Saturday and Sunday in the Crowley booth.
Crowley vice president of sales and marketing, Matthew McCabe, states, “As a company, we strive for the continuous improvement of our self-manufactured scanners. For years, ALA has afforded Crowley the opportunity to have end-users test and provide feedback on the scan systems that are built for their patron and collection needs.” He continues, “A great testimony to this cooperation is the Crowley ODS which has come full circle, debuting in its beta stage at last year’s annual conference in Orlando and releasing to market this March.”
Crowley’s product line-up will include walk-up patron book and microfilm scanners, microfilm hosting solutions and imaging services.
Crowley ODS Overhead Document Scanner– Ideal for library patron and walk-up users, Crowley’s self-manufactured A3+-size book and document scanner is designed to create an affordable and simple experience for users of any skill level. The ODS boasts an easy user interface and rapid capture times (less than half a second) optimal for digitizing documents, bound books, spiral notebooks, lab books, binders, photographs and other flat or bound media.
UScan+ HD Universal Film Scanner – Beneficial to microform researchers of all backgrounds, the UScan+ HD Universal Film scanner utilizes an 18-megapixel active pixel sensor array, the highest in its scanner class. With features such as rapid batch scanning, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) compatibility and scan-to-cloud, the UScan+ series is ideal for digitizing, viewing and saving images from microfilm, microfiche, aperture cards and more.
IMAGEhost – Crowley’s scanning, hosting and sharing platform for microfilm collections creates an inexpensive solution to image access. TheIMAGEhost platform eliminates the need to create a costly IT infrastructure by offering a secure hosted database of microfilm in its original format. Library and online patrons can now easily access records in a searchable database and save those images from any platform with an Internet connection through the IMAGEhost site.
MACHCAM 71MP – Crowley’s MACHCAM 71MP camera has two models: monochrome and RGB color. The cameras are designed to be implemented into custom scanners and imaging set-ups across a variety of industries including cultural heritage preservation, aerial imaging (drone), high-quality digitization and others.
Zeutschel 16000 – Designed for digitizing back-office library collections, the A2-size Zeutschel OS 16000 book scanner is gentle on bound and loose materials and creates transferable files with ILL technology. Through Zeutschel’s high-end scanning software, features such as automated image editing software and motorized book and glass plates reduce scan and processing time.
Zeutschel zeta – Walk-up users in libraries, universities, records management operations and more use the zeta book copy A3-size scanner to digitize books, documents and other medias. The zeta applies the capabilities of a copier and the advanced software function of a traditional book scanner to create a high-performance and user-friendly scan system.
Conversion Services – Since 1980, Crowley Imaging has been a reliable outsourcing option for collections of all sizes and materials including personal papers, rare materials, manuscripts, maps, graphic arts and any other flat or bound material.
Abby Geni, Award-winning Author
The Crowley Company will host 2016 Barnes and Noble Discover fiction award-winning author, Abby Geni in Booth 2438. The award recognizes upcoming fiction and non-fiction writers of excellence, many of which have become household names. Free signed copies of Geni’s absorbing murder-mystery, “The Lightkeepers,” will be offered to the first 25 attendees each on Saturday and Sunday. Additional copies will be available for purchase.
Complimentary Expo Passes Available
The Crowley Company is pleased to offer complimentary Expo-only passes using promotional code: V140.
Visit the Crowley website for additional information: www.thecrowleycompany.com
Established in 1876, the American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. It is dedicated to the advancement of library and information services and to providing information and resources to librarians and their patrons.
About The Crowley Company
The Crowley Company is a world-leader in digital and analog film technologies and provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors. The company manufactures, distributes and services high-speed microfilm, microfiche, aperture card, book and document scanners, microfilm duplicators, film processors and micrographics equipment. Manufactured brands include Mekel Technology, Wicks and Wilson, HF Processors and Extek Microsystems.