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The State Library welcomed a new piece of equipment in December 2011, the Indus Book Scanner 9000. As the State Library begins more work on digitization projects, including preserving books that are over 100 years old, there was a need to purchase a scanner and computer that would be more effective in protecting items to be scanned as well as provide a nice, clean scan with minimal handling of older, fragile items.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse library is full of documents that rarely see daylight. They include 80,000 historic photos of La Crosse, 30,000 http://www.indususa.com/wp-content/themes/Adisoft/images of small river towns from several decades ago and thousands of old postcards and maps. That's the case for a lot of libraries and government offices, said Sal Ayoob, a new business development representative for Indus International. Rooms fill with long-untouched records because putting them online is time-consuming and tricky.
West Salem, WI….Ameen Ayoob, President, Indus International, Inc., announced the release of the first ever 100% USA designed and manufactured planetary book scanner. The book scanner designated as the Indus BookScanner 9000 scans at true 400 dpi optical resolution over the entire scan area of 18 inches x 28 inches. Ayoob stated that the scanner will be first shown to the public at the ALA Mid-Winter Show starting on January 7, 2011in San Diego, California. The scanner is in full production having been tested for over the last six months. Indus is quoting delivery lead time of 30 days after receipt of order.
Indus International, Inc., president, Ameen Ayoob announced a new agreement reached between Indus and Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U. S. A., Inc., under which Indus will market Konica Minolta’s Book Scanners PS5000MK-II and PS7000-MK-II, worldwide. Indus will bundle the two scanners with the widely accepted Book Capture Software, BCS-2, from developer ImageWare Components GmbH.
In November 2009 Indus International, Inc., entered into an OEM Supply Agreement, under which Indus International, Inc. would market three Konica Minolta products, the MS-6000, the MS-7000 Microform Scanners and the 16mm Planetary Camera under private label in the Western Hemisphere. Separately,
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Indus International, Inc. announced the addition of the ScanRobot SR301 Automatic Page Turning Book Scanner to its expanding line of Book Scanners. The ScanRobot SR301 is manufactured in Austria by TREVENTUS Mechatronics GmbH and will be offered in North America exclusively by Indus International, Inc. and Indus MIS, Inc.
The Indus 5002 color book scanner, cradle and all, already is playing an instrumental role in creating a digital library of rare and fragile historical documents, information and photographs of historical significance for students, faculty and staff members and, as Theresa Byrd, OWU's chief information officer and director of libraries says, the world at large. The scanner, which was installed in Beeghly Library at the end of October, was provided as part of a $47,000 one-year Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant that was awarded to Ohio Wesleyan by the State Library of Ohio, using funds provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.