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Case Studies

PROQUEST – THE QUEST FOR GREAT DIGITAL IMAGING

ProQuest, a global information-content and technology company providing solutions, applications, and products for many industries made the decision a number of years ago to purchase four nextScan Eclipse 300 scanners to take on the task of scanning 16 and 35mm film collections for its clients. The scanner/software combination enabled fast conversion of countless film scanning projects with great resulting image quality, but even though it was considered cutting edge at the time, ProQuest still had some unique processing challenges within the film itself. Once available, nextScan suggested ProQuest add the NextStarPLUS software to its existing scanners, and ProQuest hasn’t looked back…

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NEXTSCAN PARTNERS WITH GET IMAGING AND XEROX ON ONE OF THE LARGEST MICROFILM GOVERNMENTAL CONVERSION PROJECTS IN HISTORY

A large governmental agency responsible for maintaining tens of billions of pages of historical financial records awarded GET Imaging, nextScan and Xerox a multi-year conversion bid to convert over 1.4 million rolls of microfilm. This collaboration of technology between three companies has enabled this agency to preserve these critical public documents for a fraction of traditional micrographics conversion costs.

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VIRTUAL FILM BY NEXTSCAN PROVES TO BE A COST EFFECTIVE MICROFICHE CONVERSION AND PRESERVATION METHOD FOR THE IDAHO BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS

The Idaho Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (IPELS), like many other agencies with vital records, was running the risk of losing historical documents. One large challenge faced by this agency was that they had very limited funds available for conversion of their Microfiche records. After learning of nextScan’s scope and capacity for Microfilm and Microfiche scanning, (IPELS) reached out to nextScan to see if a cost effective solution might be available to them.

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VIRTUAL FILM BY NEXTSCAN ALLOWS CANYON COUNTY, (IDAHO) EASY ACCESS TO COURT AND LAND TITLE RECORDS

Canyon County, (IDAHO) experiences new workflow and film retrieval efficiencies by utilizing nextScan’s new Virtual Film Conversion Solution. The following Case Study highlights the conversion planning process, the steps for using Virtual Film and the features of the Virtual Film viewer as well as the positive outcomes that Canyon County realized from this project.

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NEXTSCAN TECHNOLOGY TURNS POTENTIAL DISASTER INTO SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION AT MICROFORM IMAGING LTD.

Microform Imaging Ltd. provides one of the most comprehensive multi-document scanning and filming services
in the UK. Microform Imaging’s services are driven by the information management needs of its customers —
ultimately to reduce cost, improve efficiency and enhance secure access to essential records.

The following case study documents a successful conversion project that began as a potential disaster.

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NEXTSCAN TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE FOR CONVERSION SERVICES PROVIDER

Indianapolis – based Prescient Information Services is a provider of solutions in document imaging, electronic document imaging, (EDM) and electronic workflow for clients nationwide. The following case study outlines how the FlexScan 400 by nextScan helped Prescient gain efficiency and enhanced image quality as well as better OCR results.

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NEXTSCAN HELPS PRESERVE AND DISSEMINATE CANADIAN HISTORY

The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage, and makes it accessible to all Canadians either online or at the Archives headquarters. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents such as websites. As part of its mandate, LAC works closely with other archives and libraries to acquire and share these materials as widely as possible.

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NEXTSCAN HARDWARE AND RIBBON SCANNING TECHNOLOGY ENABLES CREEKSIDE DIGITAL TO CONVERT LOCAL NEWSPAPERS FOR SANTAPAULA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

When the Santa Paula Historical Society decided to convert its microfilm collection of local newspapers to a searchable digital format, President Mary Alice Orcutt Henderson contacted Creekside Digital. Prior to committing to a project, SPHS sent Creekside its oldest and most difficult to read roll of microfilm in the collection, and Creekside provided free samples in order to demonstrate both the quality of the microfilm scans using nextScan equipment….

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NEXTSCAN FACILITATES MICROFILM CONVERSION FOR NATIONAL NEWSPAPER DIGITIZATION IN AUSTRALIA

As part of a collaborative program to locate, collect and preserve every newspaper ever published in Australia, the National Library of Australia (National Library) initiated the Australian Newspapers Digitization Program (ANDP) http://www.nla.gov.au/ndp. The ultimate goal of the Program is to vastly improve access for all Australians to the rich source of Australian documentary history that newspapers provide. Over a period of four years the National Library is working closely with the Australian state and territory libraries to digitize and make available approximately 3.5 million pages of newspaper content.

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ECLIPSE SCANS HISTORY DOWN UNDER

Service provider W & F Pascoe Pty Ltd converts Australian historical documents for online availability.

Founded in 1957, W & F Pascoe Pty Ltd of Sydney began as a specialist in the preservation microfilming of Australian newspapers, periodicals and manuscripts. Initially working with a few newspapers and libraries, Pascoe now works with the majority of major libraries and newspapers in the country. In the last few years, these various organizations, to include the National and State Libraries and the one of the largest newspapers, have expressed the desire to convert this storage medium into digital files that can be made accessible to users online with full-text search.

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