Jane Teskey, Digital Public Chair, Stray Chair, The Lambton Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
Ontario Genealogical Society (127KB)
Customer: Ontario Genealogical Society
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 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.