Digitization, conversion, hosting, and value-added services
Does your library have unique collections in paper, microfilm, or other format, currently underutilized for scholarship?
Today’s students and faculty increasingly expect access to all the library’s resources online at all hours of the day. It’s in the DNA of libraries to provide their researchers with the best and most extensive access to information, but the nature of print or microform collections limits access to researchers unable to visit the library during open hours.
Digitizing these unique collections helps libraries connect those resources with their researchers and researchers to your resources.
Partner with East View to convert materials currently in hard-to-use (microform) or deteriorating physical formats into digital resources accessible from any authenticated location 24/7. At East View we understand that each project is unique. Our library consultants will work with you to provide the appropriate level of solutions. We offer a full range of services for digital conversion and hosting, including:
When you work with East View to digitize your collections you are getting so much more than just scanning services. We can handle the entire digitization, conversion and hosting process, consulting with you every step of the way to make sure the end product is customized to suit the exact needs of your collection.
Need to OCR Arabic? Have a collection with both simplified and traditional Chinese characters? Working with Church Slavonic? East View has the expertise to create the best solution for your needs.
What’s more, beyond commonly-collected language collections, East View has over 25 years’ experience working with area studies materials — we understand the challenges that come with working with non-Roman scripts, we know which platforms work best for different languages, and we can help you navigate the options to create a resource that meets your goals for scholarship and your collection. This is expertise that not many other outfits can match.
East View has worked with a variety of institutions on digital conversion/hosting projects. These include university libraries such as: Stanford, the University of North Carolina, the University of Kansas, the University of Wisconsin, and St. Olaf College. We’ve also worked with large organizations such as state archives (Kyiv Oblast Archive, Rosarkhiv of Russia), publishers (Cambridge University Press), the Center for Research Libraries (Slavic and East European Materials Project), and others (the George C. Marshall Center, the Soros Foundation).
In all cases, original primary documents are treated with the utmost care to make sure that rare, fragile, or one-of-a-kind items are preserved intact wherever possible.