Worldwide chief in digitization options for cultural heritage archives and data administration earns prime distinctions in library awards program.
— Pat Crowley, President & CEO
FREDERICK, MARYLAND, USA, January 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Crowley Company (Crowley), a worldwide chief in digitization scanning options and providers with workplaces in Frederick, Maryland, San Dimas, California and Basingstoke, UK, is happy to announce that the agency has been honored with LibraryWorks’ Trendy Library (MLA) awards for the seventh consecutive 12 months. For the reason that award packages’ inception in 2015, Crowley has amassed 22 whole awards, this 12 months incomes 4 Platinum distinctions, the best honor provided.
Notes Crowley Firm president, Patrick Crowley, “These awards are based mostly on end-user suggestions. To be honored with a Trendy Library award is, by extension, to be honored by our clients. I discover that each humbling and gratifying.”
Digital Scanners, Digitization Companies Obtain Platinum Awards
The Modern Library Awards had been created to acknowledge the highest services within the library business. Functions had been submitted within the Fall of 2020, batched into small teams and despatched to the LibraryWorks database of greater than 80,000 librarians at public, Ok-12, educational and particular libraries for judging. Solely clients having expertise with the services or products submitted had been permitted to guage, leading to an unbiased format.
All entries had been ranked and scored by direct end-users. Judging was on a scale of 1-10 and lined the areas of performance, worth and customer support.
Crowley’s 2021 honorees embrace:
Crowley Imaging. As a repository for historic and picked up works and data, libraries comprise a good portion of Crowley Imaging’s digitization providers clientele. Since 1980, Crowley has served the preservation wants of archivists, librarians, historians and report managers by digitizing essential cultural heritage paperwork, newspapers, maps, books, microfilm, pictures, slides and different media. Crowley’s personal historical past is steeped in micrographics, making certain a full understanding of the analog-to-digital cycle and its distinctive challenges. As a producer and reseller of the best-known scanner manufacturers within the business, Crowley Imaging’s entry to expertise for high quality digitization is unparalleled, ensuing within the divisions’ fourth MLA platinum distinction. In 2017, the division was additionally honored as Service of the 12 months by this system.
Mekel Know-how MACH-series microfilm scanners. Manufactured by The Crowley Firm, the MACH-series scanners are three-time platinum (2021, 2020, 2016) and one-time gold (2018) MLA award winners. The MACH-series scanners, powered by Crowley’s customized Quantum software program suite, are a staple for libraries with massive collections of microfilm. Designed to deal with all kinds of 16 mm and 35 mm microfilm sorts, Mekel scanners present superior, FADGI-rated picture high quality at excessive scan speeds.
The Mekel Know-how MACH10 is understood for its picture high quality and velocity, capturing a 100′ roll in 2.5 minutes with as much as 600 dpi true optical decision. The MACH12, utilized in libraries and repair bureaus to meet Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants and to fulfill Nationwide Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) necessities, affords as much as 750 dpi true optical decision. The MACH5 and the brand new transportable MACH Mini fashions spherical out the scanner collection.
Zeutschel OS Q Overhead Scanner. Launched to market in 2019, the Zeutschel OS Q collection is already impressing libraries and archives all over the world with its seize high quality, productiveness and media flexibility. Advancing upon its acclaimed (and MLA award-winning) predecessor, the OS 14000 collection, the OS Q scanners make the most of new digicam expertise, ergonomics and sooner seize to supply much more accuracy to the unique media. In a position to produce FADGI 4-star photographs, the OS Q collection is accessible in A0, A1 and A2 sizes and options bi-directional scanning and interchangeable digicam, lenses, e book cradle and desk choices.
Zeutschel ScanStudio Doc and Graphic Arts Scanner.
Hailed as an all-in-one graphic arts seize studio for archives and libraries with multi-media collections, the Zeutschel ScanStudio makes use of high-quality German engineering to expertly digitize all media sorts together with: images, negatives; sure and free paperwork; stamps and collections with high quality element; outsized maps, blueprints and extra. Accessible in A0, A1 and A2 sizes, the ScanStudio affords an choice of 100 or 150 MP digicam and might seize photographs assembly 4-star FADGI tips.
Since 2015, The Crowley Firm services have received a complete of twenty-two Trendy Library Awards (view PDF). Previous award-winning scanners embrace the Zeutschel OS 14000, OS 12002 and zeta scan programs, the Crowley ODS e book scanner and the Crowley UScan+ HD common movie scanner.
About The Crowley Firm
The Crowley Firm is a world chief in digital scanning applied sciences manufacture and resale and offers an intensive variety of digital doc and movie conversion providers to the library, educational, publishing, industrial, authorities and archive sectors.
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In regards to the Trendy Library Awards program
The Trendy Library Awards (MLAs) is a overview program designed to acknowledge elite services out there which can assist library administration personnel improve the quality-of-experience for the library consumer and enhance the efficiency of their library programs.