Scanning Books to PDF – Does It Pay off Financially?

Jan 21st 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

One of the questions facing publishers nowadays is whether or not scanning books to PDF will pay off financially in the end. When you are shopping for books the hard cover is always the most expensive, followed by the paperback and then the digital version which is much cheaper than the previous two. Is there still money to be made?

The fact of the matter is that this invention of digital scanning, allowing authors to have their books scanning to PDF format, is opening the door to self-publishers like never before. Pretty much anyone can have their book scanned into digital format and then list it for sale. So in that sense it’s opening up the market and giving more of a voice to independent authors and publishers.

The catch with eBooks is that they need to be priced at a competitive and reasonable price. You don’t want to price it too high, and at the same time you don’t want to sell the book short by pricing it too low. An average eBook price is around...

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Top Questions to Ask in Archival Preservation Scanning Services

Jan 19th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

There are many reasons that may have prompted you to decide archival preservation scanning services is right for you. Maybe it was a quick and easy decision process, then again maybe you had to mull it over for a while before coming to your conclusion. Whatever the decision process involved that led you to this conclusion, once you’re ready to proceed there are some questions you may want to ask the Archival Preservation Scanning Service provider before you proceed.

>> First off you’ll want to ask questions about how they scan the archival documents. If the items you are having scanned are old, fragile, or discolored you want to be sure the provider doing the scanning uses equipment that is gentle and won’t cause further damage.

>> Ask about what resolution quality you will be receiving. Is it high resolution scanning or low resolution? Low resolution may result in text that is too dark to read, pages that look dark in general, and there will be a...

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The History of Newspaper Digitizing Services

Jan 16th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

Pretty much all newspapers offer a digital version of their publication nowadays, in fact even the small community newspapers are getting in on the trend. So when exactly newspaper digitizing services did become a popular option? Let’s take a look at some of the history in this industry.

Newspapers have been around since around the 1400s, where the first instances of a printed newspaper occurred in the country of Germany.Meanwhile it was the mid-1600s before English speaking countries began to see printed newspapers. They were used for the same purpose then, reporting the news. By the early 1700s newspapers were popping up in America and suddenly being “in the know” was made possible.It wasn’t until the late 1890s though that America began printing them in large volumes for those all across the country.

Over the last century newspapers have certainly had their share of competition in the form of television and radio, and then much later on...

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Protecting Fragile and Non-Fragile Documents and Bound Materials

Jan 14th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

Businesses and individuals can be in possession of bound materials that are fragile and protecting them may be a top priority. Even if they are non-fragile loose leaf items, you still may be looking for a way to protect them so that they don’t get to the fragile state. The worst thing you can do with these fragile items is to handle them; even if you’re only handling them once in a while you are still causing damage in the long run. Loose leaf items such as photos and letters, bound materials, and documents can all fall under the category of fragile, so what’s the best way to protect them?

Digitizing these materials is the very best solution all around, no matter if you’re talking about photograph digitizing, digitizing bound materials, or loose leaf items. Once you have that digital copy you know that these items will no longer run the risk of being damaged.

This doesn’t mean you should resort to your at-home scanner. These scanners are nowhere near...

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Digitizing Paper Construction Plans Makes Communication Smoother

Jan 14th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

Do you run a construction firm and you’re currently looking to streamline the communication process between your company and the client? Digitizing paper construction plans is an option you may wish to consider in your quest to make the communication process smoother.

What this process entails is taking all your construction plans that are usually on large sheets of paper, and can contain hand-written notes and drawings, and having them professionally scanned in order to create a digital copy of them. Once you have this digital copy, communication with clients regarding the construction process takes a much smoother approach.

Today most Smartphones and tablets are able to open PDF documents, among others. That means you can now send digital files of the construction plan to clients, and other contractors and sub-contractors involved in the project. Instead of waiting for people to get the plans, they can open it instantly. With digitizing paper construction...

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Using Archival Books Scanning Services to Organize Collections

Jan 9th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

Are you dealing with a massive collection of books that you want to create some kind of archival system with? If the books are old then you’re also probably looking for a way to store them that doesn’t pose any potential damage to them. While there are a number of options available, the latest trend seems to be with archival books scanning services. Through this technique you will be able to scan all the pages of the book and create a digital replica of it. This digital replica obviously won’t be prone to such things as environmental damages, pages tearing, losing the book, and more.

While you may be familiar with scanning individual pages, scanning a full book could be something new to you. Typically when you go to a professional archival book scanning service provider you’ll be able to create a digital version in whatever format you choose. Common format types are ePub, TIFF, PDF (either an OCR version so you can do a text search, or image only which...

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Digitizing the Rare and Fragile Services

Jan 8th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

As you go through life you begin to collect documents, photos, books, and letters that have special meaning to you. These items can be quite rare and fragile making it all the more important to find a practical way to protect and store them. Preserving and protecting these items shouldn’t be a stressful undertaking for you, and you should have peace of mind that you’ve gone about it in the right way. Digitizing the rare and fragile items is an excellent route for people to take, whether it be personal items, items in a library, research center, school, or any other place.

There is no need to dispose of the items once you scan them, you can still keep them around, but now you have a back-up when it comes to a copy of them. This digital copy won’t rip, break, get lost, get stolen, or damaged. It’s also available to more than one person to view, read, and enjoy.

You may be wondering how you digitize rare items like a statue, a painting, and other large...

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The Pros of Scientific Documents Scanning & Bio Engineering Documents Scanning

Jan 7th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

Do you work in the fields of science or bio engineering? If so then you are dealing with massive amounts of research, information, notes, and results. Keeping this information protected, safe, and easy to access makes you all the more successful. Without this organization and security you just aren’t able to do your job right. This is where scientific documents scanning services and bio engineering documents scanning services comes into play. It’s an area that is experiencing growth and interest from the scientific community, and for good reasons.

Let’s take a look at engineering documents and bio engineering documents in particular. These are the kinds of documents that contain a lot of detail, the documents themselves are usually large, and they can end up taking up a lot of space in your office. Electronic scanning on a wide-format high resolution scanner provides people with a digital file in DVD/CD format instead. Literally you can shred the paper...

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Scanning Documents into PDF – Common Misconceptions

Jan 5th 2016 | Posted By: Webmaster

There are a number of common misconceptions circling the topic of scanning documents into PDF file format. While it sounds like a simple enough undertaking the fact is that there are a lot of questions, false information, and miscommunication taking place out there. The best place to go for answers is a professional document scanning services provider.

Some may feel that the process is involved, confusing, and just too much of a chore to take on. This couldn’t be further from the truth. “The process is simple,” states eRecordsUSA, a document and book scanning service provider.”You gather your documents together, and box them up,” says the company. That’s literally all you have to worry about. In fact, some companies such as eRecordsUSA will even come and pick up your documents so you can cross that off your list as well.

Another misconception is that you don’t get a choice about what file format your documents are scanned...

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Old Newspapers Scanning Solutions

Nov 13th 2015 | Posted By: Webmaster

If you’re looking for an old Newspaper Scanning Services that provides high-quality scanning, make sure to do your research and find out how experienced the company is handling old newspapers scanning.

Old newspapers are very delicate pieces. They may have some tears or perhaps water damage or damage from the effects of time or the elements. When you take your old newspapers to get scanned, you want to make sure the hands that are handling them are delicate and knowledgeable. With a reliable service, you can get great scans of your newspapers that you can store permanently without fear of ever losing them.

You will notice that at reliable scanning facilities there will be specialized scanners that are very hi-tech for the very purpose of Digitizing Old Newspapers. The scanner will determine the quality of the images in digital format. Most will offer you various resolutions and sizes. Also, the type of paper and printing has a great deal to do with the quality of...

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