Monday, October 31, 2005

Digitization vendors at NYLA

There were at least three digitization vendors at NYLA. (I have to use the words "at least" in case I missed someone.)
  • Indus International had one of their book scanners there.
  • ST Imaging was demoing their microform reader/scanner which is easy enough for patrons to use.
  • Kirtas was there with literature only (no hardware being demoed and no representatives at the booth when I went past).
When I went by the ST Imaging booth, there were several interested people huddled around the equipment. Obviously people do want to see the equipment and see it in operation, so that they better understand its capabilities and uses.

There will be a few digitization vendors at the Nylink showcase on Nov. 17 in Syracuse, so another chance for people in the region to see hardware and software (digital asset mgmt.). Plans are underway for a Digitization Expo in Buffalo on May 24, 2006 sponsored by WNYLRC and which I'm coordinating. (Details are in the works and vendors will receive formal invitations over the next few weeks.)

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