Guide to Old Newspaper Scanning with Different Scanner Types

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Here at eRecordsUSA, we can scan any type of image, film, or paper. We are experts in digitizing your old and most fragile items. Old newspaper Scanning in one of our expertise.

We have been trusted to digitize newspapers for libraries, archivists, genealogists, universities, schools, various city, county, and federal organizations, like the National Park Service. From old letters to newspapers, documents, maps, posters, brochures, books, we’ve done it all. Old letters and newspapers are some of the more common media types we get.

Old Newspaper Scanning

Old Newspaper Scanning is the process of converting old newspapers that survive in analog form into digital images that can be called newspaper digitization.

The most common analog forms for old newspapers are paper and microfilm. The newspapers in the paper formats, are many times found in bound volumes, which preserve the same, and we are glad to confirm, we can assist in digitizing such large bound volumes, without destroying the bindings, and still capturing the entire content.

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Old Newspaper Scanning is an extremely specialized field, requiring extensive experience in handling such delicate fragile, and historically priceless original newspapers. Such old newspapers, documents, letters, envelops, certificates, drawings, craft books, etc come in a variety of shapes, conditions, and bindings.

Each set of old newspapers archival collection is unique and such requiring careful review before any digitization project is initiated. We are proud to confirm, that we have successfully completed many similar old newspaper scanning projects as far dated hundred of years old. Click on these sample scan example;

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Although highly specialized, most of the time, old newspaper scanning, still is an essential service, to ensure such important old newspapers are preserved for all times to come, and specially protected from natural deterioration and/ or any natural, or man-made calamities.

With the fires, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes becoming daily events, it is imperative such old newspapers loose or bound are digitally preserved. Once all old newspapers are archived digitally they live forever and become easily accessible for all times to come.

With over a decade of experience, eRecordsUSA specializes in document scanning services, old newspaper scanning of all types, sizes, and ages. We have the capacity to scan a large volume of old newspapers, ensuring you will receive your digitized versions scanned at archival quality, professional scan resolution and file formats meeting with your needs.

Based on the eventual purpose & customer requirements, we typically output scanned books to PDF files or TIFF, JPEG image files. We work with many printers, publishers, librarians, archivists, genealogists, and content writers to assist them with our archival book scanning services.

After Old newspaper Scanning, you can back them up to Protect and Safely Store Your Files.

Some Scanner Types for Old Newspaper Scanning

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eRecordsUSA utilizes a variety of professional scanners and scanning techniques to get the best results, based on the nature of the content, page size, book weight, condition of the pages & binding, paper-type, type of the binding, margins at the spine, content layout, one side or both sided content, and many more similar trivial things.

Did you know, very high glossy content or pages with golden or silver embossing, special inks, bleed through pages need special handling?

All of the above and many similar small specifics are considered when deciding the type of equipment to be used, to digitize. Some of the commonly used book scanners are overhead planetary, flat-bed, book edge, v-cradle, or even sheet-fed.

eRecordsUSA can assist in a variety of historical digitizing for a variety of documents and books, some of them include, handwritten personal journals, school notes, study materials, certificates, artwork, paintings, letters, postcards, research papers, thesis, college notebooks, personal notes, registers, calender books, executive planners, yearbooks, newspapers, magazines, photos, photo albums, and many other such personal items.

Lab notebooks, research books, scrapbooks, ledger books, deeds, technical manuals, school yearbooks, bound newspaper volumes, artbooks, rare & fragile books, magazine, catalogs, bibles, vital records, historical archives, design books, cartoon books, drawing books, city & county records, sacramental registers for births, matrimonial & baptismal registers, burial records, cemetery record books, citation- cemetery records books, interment cards, account books, map books, and many many more types.

Why Choose eRecordsUSA for Old Newspaper Scanning Service Needs?

  1. Supporting small & large businesses & individuals, fortune 500 companies & government agencies.
  2. Capacity & Capability to handle digitizing old newspapers project of any size & complexity.
  3. We operate a state of the art conversion center in Fremont, CA, where all the work will be performed.
  4. We use only the top of the line hardware and software for old newspaper scanning projects.
  5. Large capacity to process thousands of images a day, including books, paper files & large drawings.
  6. Successfully completed every project to the entire satisfaction of our customers without exception.
  7. A full “chain of custody”- from the time the files are pickup to the return of the original & scans.
  8. Professional & Experienced Operators trained to handle delicate and fragile drawings.
  9. Extremely large & over-sized books,  large format,  delicate & fragile documents. No Problem!

Feel free to reach out to us here with any questions that you may have about the old newspaper scanning, or call us at 510.900.8800, Monday through Friday, between 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Allow eRecordsUSA to assist you with old newspaper scanning and preserving your precious books. Don’t forget to ask about our exiting & past clients, you will be amazed to hear about them.

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    •   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
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      12/12/2023
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      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
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      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