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Genealogical Society Selects Fujitsu ‘Contactless’ Scanner for Delicate Hard Cover Books

«  The Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 scanners are central to digitizing archival paper file documents and helping preserve Lambton County’s family histories for future generations. »

Jane Teskey, Digital Public Chair, Stray Chair, The Lambton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society


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The customer

Customer: Ontario Genealogical Society
Country: Canada
Industry: Education

The challenge

The Lambton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society desired a contactless scanner for delicate hard cover books. A flat-bed scanner was not an option because of the risk of permanent damage to a book’s spine when pressure is applied during the scanning process. A second key requirement was incorporating searchable PDF.

The solution

The ScanSnap SV600 scans hard cover books, other sealed bindings, and a wide variety of documents, such as personal diaries, photographs etc. In addition, by converting to searchable PDF, the Society can process stray ancestor orders in minutes, compared to upwards of a month using photocopies and postal delivery.

The benefits

  • A contactless scanner, ideal for delicate hard cover books
  • Flattens and corrects curve distortion of text in the book gutter
  • Easy creation of searchable PDF or Word files
  • Improves image quality of commonly found stained documents
  • Scans large-size documents (up to 11” x 17”) and bound books

Products and services

  • ScanSnap SV600