18 eScan Open System scanners installed at National Library of France
For offering knowledge accessibility to all, the National Library of France decided to facilitate cultural heritage access to its audience. A recognized civic engagement but the public library sees its limits with the use of photocopiers: the old or bound books wore out quickly (face down, crushing) and you can’t see what is printed or scanned. It is clear that a image capture from the top is the most suitable technique. Thus, from 2009, the National Library of France becomes the first public institution in the world to equip themselves with eScan Open System book scanners, innovative scanning solutions developed by i2S respectful of all works, for replacing photocopiers.
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St. Catharines Public Library has again chosen Ristech's Viewscan III microfilm/microfiche readers for their library patrons to research and browse their extensive collection. As well they have obtained one of Ristech's Spirit scanners to allow staff to preserve and digitize their collection rare books. These aquisitions will benefit the community by prioviding them access to an emmense wealth of local history, including city directories and census reports
The St. Catharines Public Library Board is committed to providing all the citizens of St. Catharines with the highest level of library services, materials and facilities within the resources available to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs.
Hamilton Public Library has again chosen Ristech's Viewscan II microfilm/microfiche readers for their library patrons to research and browse their extensive collection. As well they have obtained one of Ristech's Colortrac Gx+ 56 scanners to allow staff to preserve and digitize their large collection of War Posters, maps, and other large scale media. These acquisitions will benefit the community by providing them access to an immense wealth of local history, including city directories and census reports
The Hamilton Public Library, through its energetic board and staff, offers many convenient locations and hours, providing our citizens the "Freedom to Discover".
The Royal Ontario Museum has again choosen Ristech's Book2Net Spirit scanner to allow students and staff to collect and study sometimes rare and irreplacable media in a virtually non-destructive manner.
Having had great success in the past, this time the H.H. Mu Far Eastern Library received a new Spirit LED. The H.H. Mu Far Eastern Library is a reference library; the collections are non-circulating. Library materials may be used either in the H.H. Mu Far Eastern Library or can be transferred to the ROM's Main Library for reading in that library.