Case Studies

It’s always rewarding to see the practical use and end result of a Crowley Imaging service bureau project or capture equipment placement. Below (and in our blog) are just a few client success stories. We’d love to add your story here!

Imaging Studies

Archival Digitization of 40 Million Cards

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Crowley Imaging recently completed a high-volume, on-site digitization project scanning nearly 40 million archival documents in just under four years using InoTec 400-series document scanners. Known for their 24/7 daily duty work cycles, high throughput and low maintenance requirements, the InoTec document scanners are generally considered a tool for records managers, service bureaus and health care systems.

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Maryland Historical Society

A generous grant from the Charles Edward Hilgenberg Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation and the support of Mr. John Hilgenberg and family allowed the Maryland Historical Society (MDHS) the opportunity to digitize their collection of Der Deutsche Correspondent – a German-language newspaper in print from 1841 through 1918.

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Daughters of the American Revolution

In 2000, the DAR embarked on an ambitious and vital plan to preserve these membership applications for future generations of members and researchers. Working closely with the Crowley service bureau, DAR researched the best approach to preservation and developed a plan to create a set of digital images and microfiche for each application.

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Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books

A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Hebrewbooks.org was founded in order to preserve old Hebrew books and related scholarship that are out of print and/or circulation. Since 2006, Crowley Imaging has scanned more than 11,000 volumes of rare and out-of-print works which were in danger of being lost, destroyed or which were simply disintegrating due to the passage of time.

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SmallTownPapers, Inc

Robinson Newspapers is in the process of working with SmallTownPapers to digitize a portion of its archives dating back more than 80 years.

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Chancery Records Index

The reformatted images—whether digital scans or microfilm—can be viewed at the Library of Virginia, at the circuit court clerk’s office or, in the case of digital images, from any internet-connected computer.

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Equipment Studies

Image Processing at Ancestry.com: Tech Roots Blog Post Synopsis

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The world’s largest online family history resource,” is renowned for its ability to help others uncover their heritage by providing access to historical records such as census reports, photographs, marriage records, newspaper articles and more. In this synopsis of a six-part series posted on Tech Roots Blog, Ancestry.com senior software development manager Michael Murdock breaks down the organization’s Image Processing Pipeline (IPP) – i.e. how original genealogical records become online digital files.

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U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

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In 2004, NARA Preservation and Imaging Specialist, Steven Puglia, along with Jeffrey Reed and Erin Rhodes, authored “Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access: Creation of Production Master Files – Raster Images.” This guideline, an update to an earlier document, intended to provide a technical foundation and standardization for digitization activities.

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The National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague Digitizes Newspapers

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The project of the Royal Library is remarkable in its scope. The newspapers date back to the early 17th century, many printed on paper that threatens to fall apart. But it is the sheer volume that is staggering. More than 8 million pages of Dutch newspapers spanning 400 years, from the Library’s historical collection, must be digitised by 2011 and made accessible to the public via a web portal.

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Wyoming State Engineers Office

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This brochure is intended to illustrate the many benefits of an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) utilizing the combined resources of The Crowley Company, a world leader in commercial imaging solutions, and enChoice, a premier software developer and solution provider. This synergism resulted in a very impressive EDMS installation recently implemented at the Wyoming State Engineers Office (SEO) in Cheyenne, WY.

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