STERI-Book Library Book Sterilizer Delivers Solutions for Libraries to Re-Open

The global pandemic has everyone rethinking the way they interact with just about everything, including library books. Extended lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders have made libraries across the country even more valuable than before. But growing concerns about the cleanliness of books could be offsetting library patronage. Like other businesses during this critical time, safety and…

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Library Book Vending Machine

Library Book Vending Machine: Fusing Modern Technology with Traditional Media Add library books to the growing list of things you can get from a vending machine. D-Tech International has created lendIT, Canada’s first book vending machine library patrons will want to use again and again. These machines are fully stocked with up to 1000 books,…

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The Archive Scanner: A Closer Look

Archive Scanner: The First Purpose-Built Digitization Technology in North America for  Archive Collections Digitizing archival collections is a priority for many government organizations, museums, and even corporations in order to preserve sensitive items that can degrade over time, such as manuscripts and photographs. Until now, there has been nothing on the market in North America…

Depulvera Automatic Book Cleaning Machine - Ristech

The Depulvera automatic book cleaning machine

Soot and dust are the most challenging problems libraries have when it comes to keeping their book collections clean. Naturally, dust settles on books, and over time, it absorbs moisture from the environment and causes book deterioration. Libraries have over the years used traditional book cleaning methods, cloth or vacuum to manage this challenge, but…

SUPRASCAN A1 QUARTZ HD: RISTECH’S RECENT INSTALLATION AT ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE DU QUEBEC

The traditional concept of ‘evolution’ is usually that of a plodding process involving many, many years of slow gradual change and adaptation to a slowly transforming environment. In the mercurial abodes of today’s technological world however, the past is simply a brief prologue to the remarkable and rapid advancements of the present. Ristech Company immediately…

Confident Digital Conversion – Microfiche

While fiche is a great medium for long term storage of documents and files, retrieving the contained information can be challenging. Beyond the difficult nature of the medium, the three biggest challenges microfiche presents include the condition of the microfiche, how the documents were filmed onto the microfiche, and how the files should be sorted.…

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McGill University: Remarkable Reproduction of a Renaissance Relic

Utilizing i2s’ SupraScan Quartz A0 and its considerable digitization know-how, the Digital Initiatives Lab of McGill University’s McLennan Library have successfully reproduced a true-to-life facsimile of a 15th century antiphonal from the early Italian Renaissance, bringing the unique treasure nearly 600 years into the future to be marveled at and perused by eager, 21st century eyes. Ristech…