"Digitizing collections is more important than ever for libraries and archives..." Robb Richardson, President book2net Inc. North America
Burlington, ON (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
Designed for libraries and archives, the new Book2net Cobra digital book scanner offers perfect book positioning in a “V” shaped cradle. Many historical books and documents don’t allow for the larger opening angle required by most scanners. The book2net Cobra allows for gentle scanning to help preserve these collections while quickly making them digitally accessible. The Cobra utilizes twin 40 Mega Pixel sensor to capture outstanding image quality and color reproduction, with less background noise and a long life expectancy.
“We recognize that digitizing is more important than ever for libraries and that many items require special treatment for preservation purposes, which is why the new Book2net Cobra was designed to offer the best of scanning technology for libraries,” said Robb Richardson, President, book2net Inc., North American Operations. “After talking with librarians throughout Canada and the United States, we are pleased to offer a digital book scanner that incorporates features with their unique scanning needs in mind.”
While the Cobra is making its debut in North America, it has been well accepted as the technology leader in Europe. Installations include many of the most prestigious institutions including: Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; the German Museum, Munich, Germany; Zürich Central Library, Switzerland; National Library, Bern, Switzerland; Bank of Russian Federation – Saint Petersburg Branch and the National Germanic Museum in Nürnberg, among others.
The Book2net Cobra makes it easy for librarians, students, government and museum employees to scan items without damaging them, and provides clear, high-quality scans of materials with a page size of up to 18” x 24” (A2). The unique V-shaped cradle is completely adjustable and includes book spine support. In addition, the new digital book scanner is UV- and IR-free.
More information on book2net Cobras and other book scanners can be found online at http://www.ristech.ca/.
About Ristech Company
Ristech Company is a leading supplier of digitization technology for fragile and bound documents. Specializing in the capture and distribution of images, Ristech has an impressive list of end users and partners in the imaging market place. Our technology is used extensively in libraries, archives and research facilities where quality and careful handling of materials is a concern. Some of our clients include The Library of Congress, Library and Archives Canada, The University of Toronto, University of Laval and McGill University, to name a few. For more information, please visit http://www.ristech.ca.
About book2net Inc.
book2net Inc. is an international alliance of manufacturers, libraries and service providers that design and produce book scanning technology. With an installed base of more than 500 clients including the Library of Congress, the British Library, National Archive of Sweden and many leading academic libraries in North America, book2net develops technology from the ground up with end users at the table. For more information, visit http://www.book2net.net.