Latest Digitizing Stories

2011-07-14 00:00:30

Contex introduces WiseImage Vectory, an automatic raster-to-vector software for Contex's wide format scanning customers. Company offers a guarantee to users that allows them to upgrade to another product in the WiseImage product line within one year of purchasing the entry level solution. Herndon, VA (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Contex, the world's leading developer of wide format scanning and imaging solutions, is pleased to announce the availability of WiseImage Vectory, an automatic...

2011-05-20 17:25:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information firm central to research, commented on Google's newspaper digitization news, noting that it has been pleased to partner with Google over the past two years in the Google News Archive project both by contributing its own microfilm assets, as well as facilitating the digitization of newspaper publishers' microfilm archives. As a company committed to providing research solutions, ProQuest is willing to work further...

2010-10-28 00:00:38

"If you want a print copy of a public domain book that we have scanned and indexed, QOOP has now made it easier for you to get one," said Brandon Badger, product manager, Google Books. "We will put any proceeds we receive from QOOP towards not-for-profit book digitization efforts." San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2010 QOOP announced today that Google has added links to QOOP so customers can easily order print-on-demand editions of over 2 million public domain titles available from...

2010-09-10 13:52:29

On Friday, Japanese researchers said they have developed technology to scan a book as a person flips through it. The chief researcher of the team at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology said the prototype ultra-speed scanner capable of digitizing a book in one minute would be built within a couple years. The "book-flipping scanning" system enables a camera to take up to 500 photographs per second, recording about 170 book pages in 60 seconds as a...

2010-08-24 23:01:00

HAIFA, Israel, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the EU have expanded their research collaboration, which now includes more than two-dozen national libraries, research institutes, universities, and companies across Europe to provide new technology that will enable highly-accurate digitization of rare and culturally significant historical texts on a massive scale. Unlike past digitization projects where the result has been static, online libraries of texts, this unique...

2010-05-06 11:05:00

The number of book titles accessible to people who are blind or dyslexic is small, even though audio versions of best-sellers fill store shelves and new technology fuels the popularity of digitized books. The nonprofit organization Internet Archive in San Francisco is attempting a new service that will change that.  The group has hired hundreds of people to scan thousands of books into its digital database, which will more than double the available titles for people who are not able to...

2010-04-01 06:05:00

On Wednesday French publishers launched a second lawsuit against Google Inc. for digitally scanning their books for its online library. "We are taking our turn at going into battle (against Google), along with some of our fellow publishers," Antoine Gallimard, the chief executive of major French publisher Gallimard, told AFP at Paris's annual book fair. Gallimard said that three other big French publishers, Albin Michel, Flammarion and Eyrolles, would also join the suit. He said that Google...

2010-01-19 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Book Alliance has been steadfast in its belief that the digitization of books is a seismic change that will help reduce the literary divide in our nation and our world, and open up new ways to more efficiently and thoroughly conduct research. However, it is critical that the commercialization of books does not trump the benefits of their digitization. The current Google Book Settlement does just that. While much debate over the...

2009-12-21 12:30:00

In a controversial effort to digitize the world's books, Google is set to start scanning Europe's cultural treasures -- starting in France, where the U.S. giant got a digital foothold this week, AFP reported. Patrick Bazin, the director of the Municipal Library of Lyon, said the Internet search giant began peeling open the pages of half a million books from the library on Monday and is contracted to scan them within 10 years. The French government will spend over one billion dollars (750...

2009-12-18 15:50:00

A coalition of U.S. library associations has organized itself in a collective effort to force Google to keep access to its in-the-works digital library cheap.  The library collective has already petitioned the federal Justice Department to monitor the project's development and ensure that the Internet giant doesn't charge too much for institutional subscriptions. Together, the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries and the Association of Research...

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