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Photo baby mother watchSMYour patrons have albums full of photographs and boxes full of slides, but do you have a preservation strategy for them? If you want to let your customers' family photographs to last, here are five tips for ensuring their legacy:

St Catharines Public Library Thick Line OwlSt. 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.

HPL logo headerEDHamilton 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".

ROMlogoThe 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.

K71 71MP CMOSsmRistech enjoyed being at the ARLIS 2016 conference in Seattle, Washington this year to renew prior acquaintances and make new connections with the members of VRA.  The introduction of the NEW K71 digital sensor camera and multiple copy-stand(s) was well received and provides you with new technology for excellent digitization of your special collections of documents and rare books.

Mount Pleasant Group LogosmMount Pleasent Group of Cemetaries seleced Ristech and Kirtas to digitize their internment and other record books for the Toronto Necropolis, dating back as far as 1836.

shearwater logoShearwater Aviation Museum Selects Book2Net

The Shearwater Aviation Museum has flown into the next millenium by selecting the Book2Net Kiosk from Ristech to help preserve their library of historical documents and books.

This purchase brings the ability of the museum to produce media for the public and other interested parties without having to open or handle fragile and historical documents.  With a "Zero-waste" initiative like this, the returns to community will be impactful and benefit future generations.

VSII Black 600ST Imaging Viewscan Quick Start Laminate

Ristech would like to present the ST Viewscan "Quick Start" laminate for your Viewscan III.  This laminate provides simple instructions to your patrons on how to use this very user-friendly scanner.  We hope this will free up your staff resources and provide the ability for your patrons to self-serve.

documents to pdfaWhat Is PDF/A Anyways?

So you’ve probably heard the term PDF/A tossed around when discussing digitization output. In fact, you may have seen it mentioned right here on our website. But what is PDF/A? Should you use it in your projects or recommend it to your customers?

Well, here is a crash course in PDF/A. Think of this as PDF/A 101. All the basics to get you started and maybe even inspire you to dig a bit deeper.

VSII Black 600ST Imaging Viewscan Service Bulletin

ST engineering has been investigating an issue where 3 of our customers have experienced take up motor failures over the last 15 months. We have been testing VS II and VSIII systems for film movement between the glass platens and the 2 Mylar strips and motor stress and this is what we have found.

RMC CMRcrestEnglishRoyal Military College Selects Ristech Equipment

The Royal Military College in Kingston Ontario has selected Ristech equipment to arm its students with the best digitization equipment in the world.

With the purchase of Book2net's Kiosk and an ST Imaging's Viewscan, they are ready to digitize all of their collections of books, documents, microfilm and fiche.

Pet Wok
By: Michael Robinson Staff Reporter, Published on Tue Feb 02 2016 in The Toronto Star

Get ready to pass the soy sauce.

The University of Toronto Scarborough has ordered up a banquet of 10,000 Chinese restaurant menus and relevant tchotchkes.

The mother lode of menus was purchased for about $40,000 from Harley Spiller, a world-famous U.S. collector. Spiller said that while he didn’t invent the art of collecting menus, he has taken “it to a level few have gone before.”

Guinness World Records recognized the international collection in 2005 as the largest of its kind.

CKC LogoCanadian Kennel Club Selects Ristech

The Canadian Kennel Club selects Ristech technology to scan breeders books dating back to the 1800’s.

With the use of Ristech book scanners The Canadian Kennel Club is able to preserve a rare and historical collection of books and documents pertaining to the clubs history. The collection can now be accessed through computers eliminating the need to leaf through the fragile books.

Modern Library Awards 2016Robb Richardson was presented the Modern Library Award for Gold distinction for the Book2net Kiosk II Book Scanner with Integrated 71MP at the ALA Midwinter 2016.Modern Library Award Robb sm

The award was based on judging by librarians who use the Kiosk II. This year's program featured over 50 products submitted by 42 companies.

Judges were asked a series of questions regarding the quality, functionality, value, customer service experience, and overall satisfaction with the Kiosk II. Votes were tallied and averages calculated with great results!

RnRHOFThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Technology by Ristech selected by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Adam Matthew Digital to capture rare books and documents.

Ristech has just completed a book and rare document digitization project at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. In partnership with the Rock Hall, and Adam Matthew Digital, Ristech provided in-house technology and labor to scan a collection of Rock History.

Written by Pieter Willems, CMOSIS and Stephan Welp, Microbox - December 9, 2015
Published by New-Tech Europe
Microbox book and document scanners.Digitizing analog documents, books and works of art has developed into a broad-based professional activity with the aim of saving and preserving our cultural heritage and making it accessible to research and reference for generations to come. The proliferation of digital image processing and enhancement techniques along with the development of high-resolution and color-stabilized cameras, the proper storage and distribution media has brought professional digitization systems into the mainstream of technology evolution, not as present as entertainment media but an equally important technology.

Harvard LogoHarvard University Library

Harvard University Library purchases more book scanning technology from Ristech Inc.

Impressed with the initial book scanner order Harvard University Libraries recently placed an additional order for Ristech book scanning technology.

The Spirit book scanner is designed as a walk-up, patron use device that allows the students to capture digital images from a book without pressing the book down onto glass or flatbed scanners. The book scanner is completely gentle as it is an overhead scanner and there is no pressure on the binding.

New Scanner

Peter Lee, Record staff Librarian Karen Ball-Pyatt tests the Kitchener Public Library's new scanner, which is able to digitize large items and fragile items like city directories, ancestral diaries and historic newspapers.

Waterloo Region Record By Anam Latif / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

KITCHENER — A new book scanner at the Kitchener Public Library will help preserve heritage documents while making them more accessible. The Grace Schmidt local history room installed the new gadget a few months ago to digitize fragile city and county directories.

"It can be used for photographs, maps, anything that is oversized," said Karen Ball-Pyatt, a local history librarian.

"Anything that is too fragile to take down and look through," she added, noting that many of the library's city directories are that delicate.

"It's a great boon to genealogical and heritage researchers."

The scanner won't be available for public use until the digitization project is complete. Ball-Pyatt is expecting that to happen by spring.

ParksCanada 300x300Parks Canada in Halifax has begun using the ST Viewscan III for their film/fiche collection.

Parks Canada's Mandate

On behalf of the people of Canada, we protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's natural and cultural heritage and foster public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment in ways that ensure their ecological and commemorative integrity for present and future generations.

ALA Midwinter 2016

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Kiosk II

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Since its successful launch, the book2net kiosk had a significant impact on the international market and set new stand-ards regarding the expectations on a modern book scanner.

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Meanwhile, the book2net kiosk has gained a significant market share. Users appreciate the book2net durability and high reliability. In particular, the innovative matrix-sensor technology has convinced many users due to the exceptional picture quality and extremely high productivity. book2net kiosk demonstrates its high efficiency not only in the reading room, but also in digitization projects.

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K71 Camera

K71 Camera

With the Xplore 71 MP CMOS Camera, new standards are being set in the field of camera technology. The innovative development of the CMOS-technology now allows extremely high resolving shots at high quality and easy handling. The robust, high-class camera allows the unrestricted use of all branded objectives with various focal distances and mounts. Work and cost-intensive wearing problems caused by mechanical parts are history now. Experience the advantages of our superior technology which can be used in different application areas.

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