In this technology age, conservation supplies now include scanners, computers, printers, networks and software to tie them all together. Eliminating the need to directly handle light sensitive or fragile collections is made possible by digitizing the collection, putting it in a searchable digital database and providing access (paid/free) to that database over a computer network.
Caring for over a million library items, this university library has kept up with technology trends. Instead of a warehouse for books, visitors experience a learning and social environment with access to state-of-the-art technology. To continue to provide cutting edge services, they invited MTS Software Solutions to design a digital solution for their rare book collections. Once digital, a website was created to host the scanned books, and within 18 months, the solution more than paid for itself.
Striving to be the premier academic information resource of its University, this library supports a variety of physical and online resources. To capture the colors and textures of their collection of textiles and sewing trade cards in their digital library, they choose a large format scanner supported and serviced by MTS Software Solutions.
With over 19 million manuscript and graphic items, this Historical Society has, since its humble beginnings has made efforts to carefully share their collections with as many people as possible. To continue in this effort, they enlisted the help of MTS Software Solutions, and now make a profit with a coin operated large format scanner that is accessible to the public.
This Interlibrary Loan Department at a University Library uses a large format scanner to fulfill rare books and manuscript requests from other libraries wishing to view the collection. This scanner was provided by MTS
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- Director of Library
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