Keeping History Real: New PDF Compression Solution Brings Archived Libraries into the Digital Age

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With the ability to deliver highly compressed, easily accessible, digital PDFs of publications, IDI restores entire generations worth of history and brings the past to life, in an age of instant everything.

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Without their efforts & dedication to this project our families' past would have been lost forever.

In today's day and age, everything is digital and everything is now. Instant checkouts, expedited delivery, whatever it is, it always has to be faster and easier, because honestly, who even has the time? Innovative Document Imaging LLC (IDI), a leader in document conversion services, uses state-of-the-art technology to take entire generations worth of history and convert them into highly compressed, easily accessible, digital PDFs. What does that mean to anybody? It means history can be real, which today means, right now.

Take the average library, for instance. On an average day, are there a lot of people there? The answer, sadly, is not really. Then think of all the amazingly old documents that are literally decomposing right now in archives, basements, and storage spaces throughout the world. Those can't last forever, or can they? IDI has already digitized the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution along with countless other historical documents, and making these documents digital is what allows them to preserve history forever. Now with the ability to make those files small & easy to manage, history is truly accessible. After IDI digitized archives for a local library, a resident wrote, "Without their efforts and dedication to this project our families' past would have been lost forever."

Marty Tannenbaum, President of IDI, speaks about a recent client, who needed 80 years worth of archived print publications - almost 4,000 issues - digitized in color, "One of their major requirements was that the full-color electronic copies could be downloaded quickly by readers searching the online archives." IDI was able to reduce the size of each individual issue of the magazine from 116 MB to only 3 MB. At this size, searching through entire histories is now done quickly and easily, which is exactly what everyone wants to hear.

History is such an incredibly valuable resource, but only if it can be accessed. IDI has been working for years to preserve history, and with the implementation of this new PDF compression technology, they are making it easier and easier to access that history, and who knows, maybe even learn something.

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