Benefits of Archival Scanning:
- Preservation. Our full-color scans insure that the
original information is saved forever. Should the original be lost or
damaged, a facsimile can be easily re-created.
- Less handling.
Copies can be quickly made from scans, not the
- Avoid costly restoration. Most restoration done today is
preventative - to avoid future damage to old books by excessive
handling. If handling is limited by scanning, then the need
for restoration is lessened.
- Off-site storage of originals.
Original documents can be filed
in a more secure, archival facility, since the digital copy is now
available for public use.
- Improved public access - Students of early town history can
acquire copies of the CDs for use off-site, requiring
less work for Town officials /librarians.
Improved legibility - You can zoom in to a hard-to-read
word to make it more legible. Also, scans can
be electronically enhanced to improve legibility.