Large Antique Book Scanning Service Preserves Information and Saves Your Books

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Whether you have a single antique book or an entire historical collection of rare volumes, it’s important that you protect them. Time is the enemy of the printed page, but your antique books can also be damaged through other means. Too much handling, or incorrect handling, can be devastating. Spills, fire, and flood damage – all of these can destroy those books. Large antique book scanning services gives you the means to protect both the information in your books, as well as the volumes themselves. What should you know?

Large Antique Book Scanning Services

What Is Book Scanning?

Book scanning is a relatively new technology that allows you to take the information contained in your book and digitize it. This gives you a digital copy that can be duplicated any number of times, and won’t be susceptible to damage in any form. It can be shared with others, posted online, emailed, even printed out if you really want to do so.

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Of course, there are a couple of types of book scanning. Destructive scanning is the most common, but it’s not right for rare or antique books because the process actually destroys the book. The binding is cut and removed, and the pages are trimmed so they can be scanned easily. This will work fine for a book where the information inside is the most valuable, but not for books that have inherent value in their own right.

Non-destructive book scanning service is the better choice here. In this process, the binding and pages are protected, while the pages are accurately scanned and digitized. The book is then returned to you in the same condition as it was originally, and you have a digital copy that can be used for other means.

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Why Protect the Information?

For some collectors, the book itself is the most important thing. The information contained within it is a secondary consideration. However, there may be many people who would love to read that information, from other family members to researchers and students. With large antique book scanning, you can take the information out of the book and share it with as many people as you like, while the book itself stays safe and sound in your collection. You’re able to enrich the world without putting your prized book in any danger at all.

Not All Scanning Companies Can Help

While there are various companies that offer book scanning services, they’re not all created equal. You need to choose your service provider with care. How much experience do they have handling rare, antique books? Are they able to scan large books, or are they limited to conventional sizes? Do they offer full color photo and illustration reproduction as well, or is their service text only?

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At eRecordsUSA, we have years of experience in handling rare and vintage books. We offer large antique book scanning, picture reproduction and much more. We can also make your book available digitally on CD or DVD, as well as through the cloud for more convenience. Call +1.510.900.8800 or eMail Us. 

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    What Our Client Says

    •   Mr. Sharma is very professional and friendly.  We had eRecords scan our books for archive purposes.  The quality of their service is amazing.  They are fast and timely.  I am very glad that we used eRecords to scan our books and wouldn't hesitate to contact eRecords if we need digitizing/imaging service in the future.

      thumb Esther L.
      12/19/2023
    •   eRecords has provided an amazing high quality scanning work for our books. Mr. Sharma is very detail oriented and the results are just excellent!

      thumb Eliana D.
      12/12/2023
    •   I contacted eRecords for a small-scale scanning job. Although they usually work on large projects, Pankaj was more than willing to help with what I was looking for! The scans that came back were high quality, and delivered in a timely matter. eRecords was also the business that quoted me the most competitive price. I would definitely recommend - Pankaj is knowledgable and a great collaborator to work with on meeting any scanning service you may need.

      thumb Nina P.
      3/23/2023
    •   ERecords USA has provided Fast, Timely, and Amazing quality service for scanning my books and magazines. Ritika, Pankaj, and their Staff are very friendly, flexible, and easy to work with. They go above and beyond in their service. I give them  A+++.

      thumb Rahul P.
      2/28/2023
    •   I have used eRecordsUSA on three separate occasions and each job was performed exceptionally. All files scanned at high resolution, organized, and returned in a timely manner. Pricing was also very reasonable for such time-intensive work. Management was also very good with their communication.

      I am a digital nomad that owns zero paper, so having all of my files in Google Drive is imperative. With Google's OCR (Optical Coherence Recognition) I can now find my files at lightning speed. ie - I search for [deed], [roof repair], [assessment], etc. and all relevant files "automagically" appear.

      thumb Cameron V.
      12/09/2022
    •   EXCELLENT quality work. VERY professional. I had some kids art work scanned high resolution that was too large for the scanners at copy shops. eRecordsUSA did a fantastic job and I highly recommend them.

      thumb Stephen M.
      11/02/2021
    •   ERecords USA provided a fast and accurate turnaround for a request to duplicate X-Rays.  They ensured that copies were accurate prior to payment and went out of their way to produce within a short time.

      thumb Beth S.
      4/21/2021
    •   Erecords scanned 56 bankers boxes of legal case files and other professional documents for me. This was a particularly difficult and complex job because, in naming files, they had to work from both a written file inventory and the file names on the folders themselves and use a consistent file naming protocol that Erecords and I agreed upon. They did an outstanding job of following this file naming protocol and organizing the documents in digital form to create the file structure that I intended. This job was also difficult because of the variety of page sizes and the age and condition of some of the documents; they managed to accurately capture everything. They also made the job easier for me by picking the documents up at my home. Pankaj at E records was invariably courteous and helpful and spent the time needed with me before the job to develop a digital file structure to make the documents most useful. I highly recommend Erecords for document scanning.

      thumb David L.
      2/27/2021
    •   I chose eRecords to scan over 2000 pages of yearbooks and several hundred photos from the early 90's to early 00's. I was not disappointed. They were one of the few locations in the Bay Area that I contacted that let me drop off and pickup the material in person. The JPG and PDF scans that they sent me were extremely high quality and OCR'd the yearbooks so I can search for text. They were able to repair one of my yearbook's bindings to the point where I couldn't even find the repair! This place is professional and good value for what I received. If something ever happened to my irreplaceable yearbooks and photos I know they're digitized now and backed up to multiple locations on my network and cloud! Highly recommended, Pankaj and eRecords!

      thumb David B.
      10/28/2020
    •   I found eRecordsUSA on an internet search and contacted them to inquire about scanning to PDFs a set of some six hundred old, faded, tattered pages of an underground/community newspaper I co-founded fifty years ago.  I lucked out on this first call, finding a most professional, efficient, accessible, top notch company to help me archive my newspaper despite these trying, pandemic times.

      thumb Ted R.
      7/14/2020