Morristown and Morris Township Library Acquires New BookScan Station with Patented Book-edge Scanning Design to Protect Rare and Historical Books

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Morristown and Morris Township Library is using the newly developed BookScan Station technology to scan and protect rare and historical books. The library scanning solution safely and gently converts books into PDF, Word and Excel files and stores scanned images on a USB drive. BookScan Station patented technology protects the spine of the books, thereby reducing costs to repair and replace them.

BookScan Station

The scanner's beveled edge protects our precious books while keeping them accessible to researchers. Scanning to the edge of the book spine also produces clear and legible text in the center of the book whereas standard copiers produce illegible blacked-out text. We are excited about what this brand new scanner technology will bring to our patrons.

iVina, Incorporated today announced that the Morristown and Morris Township Library in Morristown, New Jersey, is the first library to acquire its patented BookScan Station, a library scanning solution. iVina will be demonstrating the BookScan Station for libraries and municipalities at the American Library Association 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, July11 - 14, at booth number 929.

iVina's patented book-edge design is ideally suited for librarians, archivists, historians, genealogists, municipalities, and others who want to preserve rare, historical and reference books by not stretching the book spine to copy a page. The BookScan Station also offers college students as well as patrons of public libraries and municipal records increased productivity by converting books and documents into PDF, Word and Excel files. Scanned pages are automatically stored to a USB drive inserted into the BookScan Station's USB port. Although the BookScan Station may be connected to a printer, the system's basic configuration is paper free.

"The BookScan Station is just what the History Center has been looking for - an effective but gentle copier/scanner for use with our rare and old books," said Susan Gulick, Director of the Morristown and Morris Township Library. "The scanner's beveled edge protects our precious books while keeping them accessible to researchers. Scanning to the edge of the book spine also produces clear and legible text in the center of the book whereas standard copiers produce illegible blacked-out text. We are excited about what this brand new scanner technology will bring to our patrons."

The Morristown and Morris Township Library is the first library in the country to purchase the BookScan Station. Established in 1927, the library's North Jersey History and Genealogy Center attracts students and researchers from across the nation to its exceptional collection of material on New Jersey and early American history. For two winters during the Revolution, Morristown was home to George Washington and his troops, making it the "Military Capital" of the Revolution..

The BookScan Station includes an 11" x 17" high-speed flatbed scanner, a 12" Touchscreen PC, an integrated magnetic stripe card reader and software database to track usage and charges with debit cards. The BookScan Station scans any standard or oversized book, document, magazine or newspaper and automatically crops the image. The BookScan Station also includes ABBYY FineReader, the most intelligent, professional level Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software, for creating editable and searchable files from scanned documents, PDF files, and digital camera images.

The Morristown and Morris Township Library acquired the BookScan Station from CCP Solutions, a value added reseller located in Brooklyn, NY. CCP provides vended copier and document management solutions for hundreds of public libraries and municipal institutions throughout the Tri-State area. Resellers may offer purchase, lease and revenue sharing options. iVina is actively recruiting value-added resellers to support demand in open territories and vertical markets.

About iVina

iVina Corporation designs, develops, markets, and supports innovative document scanning solutions for the library and municipality markets. Its patented BookScan Station features the industry's first Touchscreen scanning technology integrated with an 11"x 17" high speed USB2.0 flatbed scanner with glass that comes to the beveled edge of the scanner. This patented book-edge design allows books to lay flat on each page, eliminating the blackened areas of text resulting from the page curvature at the book spine. As a result, the scan produces clearly readable text across the entire page. The book itself is also protected from damage to its spine, thereby reducing repair and replacement costs.

Through its easy-to-use Touchscreen scanning technology, the BookScan Station allows students and library patrons alike to scan books and documents into PDF, Word and Excel files and automatically store these files onto their USB flash drive. Once stored on the USB drive, students can search, retrieve, edit, email, or print those files from their PC. The BookScan Station also includes an integrated magnetic stripe card reader and software database which supports third party pay-per-scan usage and revenue accounting systems. For more information, please visit http://www.bookscanstation.com.

About Morristown & Morris Township Library

The Morristown and Morris Township Library serves the more than 40,000 residents of Morristown and Morris Township in historic Morris County, New Jersey. There are some 34,500 cardholders and 800 to 1,000 visit the library daily. The latest addition to the library building, dedicated in 2006, was funded by a public campaign that raised more than $7 million.

The library uses the latest technology including its sophisticated website to link its cardholders to diverse data bases right from home. In keeping with the region's history, its archives include the works of famed political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and the art of A.B. Frost and Jon DePol. The library staff does original research and has published books on local history.

About ABBYY

ABBYY is a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software. Its products include the ABBYY FineReader line of optical character recognition (OCR) applications, ABBYY FlexiCapture line of data capture solutions, ABBYY Lingvo dictionary software, and development tools. Paper-intensive organizations from all over the world use ABBYY software to automate time- and labour-consuming tasks and to streamline business processes. ABBYY products are used in large-scale government projects such as those of Australian Taxation Office, Lithuanian Tax Inspectorate, Ministry of Education of Russia, Ministry of Education of Ukraine, and Montgomery County Government of the USA. Companies that license ABBYY technologies include BancTec, Canon, EMC/Captiva, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. ABBYY OCR applications are shipped with equipment from the world's top manufacturers such as BenQ, Epson, Fujitsu, Fuji Xerox, Microtek, Panasonic, Plustek, Toshiba, and Xerox. ABBYY is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, the UK, Japan and Taiwan.

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