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    April 29th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS ANNUAL MEETING & EXPO, BOOTH #2007, PHILADELPHIA, MAY 1, 2009 – Kirtas Technologies, the pioneer in high-speed, nondestructive mass digitization, today introduced SkyView for the library and museum markets, the latest and most versatile innovation for over sized materials and more

    SkyView’s automated, motorized, overhead camera system can easily capture newspapers, manuscripts, historical documents, maps, photographs and artwork, providing an efficient, high-resolution solution for preservation and reproduction purposes. Image details stay crisp and true-to-life using Canon’s acclaimed EOS-1 Ds Mark III digital SLR camera.

    Digitization provides numerous benefits for many organizations by:

    • Enhancing access to valuable information held captive in physical books that are unavailable to the general public

    • Supporting disaster preparedness efforts by preventing permanent loss of information

    • Creating online exhibits and reproductions of popular items in a collection

    • Protecting property and assets through cataloging

    What makes the SkyView system so innovative is its versatility and ability to handle both over sized bound books and loose-sheet materials. With SkyView’s automated, motorized overhead camera system, oversize books, books with foldouts, large maps, photographs, postcards, works on paper and even three-dimensional artifacts are easily captured.

    SkyView will be on display and available for demonstrations in Booth #2007 at the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & Expo.

    About Kirtas Technologies
    Kirtas Technologies has pioneered and perfected the technology used today in quality, high-speed, nondestructive mass digitization. A proven workflow ensuring superior image quality, advanced search capabilities, unique archiving technology, and extensive metadata enabling multiple output options that stand the test of time are what set us apart and keep Kirtas at the forefront of the digital revolution. Learn more at

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    April 29th, 2009LISWire aggregatorLISWire


    Brandie Baumann, communications coordinator 800.397.1552;

    AURORA, Colo., April 28, 2009 ― BCR and The Library Corporation (TLC) are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement that allows BCR to offer TLC’s ITS.MARC databases, BiblioFile software and other products and services to BCR member libraries.

    The partnership combines TLC’s 33 years of library automation experience and outstanding service background with BCR’s commitment to help its members increase productivity by making sure they have the best and most appropriate tools at their fingertips.

    The BiblioFile family of cataloging tools supports copy cataloging with a Unicode-compliant editor, advanced Z39.50 search and filtering, label printing and utilities optimized for local catalogs and union catalogs. It is supported by a help file of MARC documentation – the Cataloger's Reference Shelf. The ITS.MARC database contains more than 41 million records covering multiple languages. Libraries can customize access to fit their specific situation with add-ons such as authorities with LC Names and Subjects, Sears Subjects and Medical Subject Headings or collections of records with A/V, media and Lexile and Accelerated Reader information.

    “Combining high quality records with sophisticated BiblioFile software at an affordable price is a winning strategy for any library in these times, and we are pleased that BCR will be offering our services to its member libraries,” said Gar Sydnor, Senior Vice President at TLC.

    “This partnership allows us to offer our members a new option for copy cataloging,” noted Brenda Bailey-Hainer, BCR’s president and CEO. “Our member schools in particular will appreciate the records which have been enhanced specifically to suit their needs, and our public library members may find that it complements other services they already use.”

    About BCR
    BCR brings libraries together for greater success by expanding their knowledge, reach and power. They offer a broad range of solutions and their hands-on, personal attention to each member enables them to deliver effective and timely solutions that help libraries keep pace with new developments in technology and services. BCR is the nation’s oldest and most established multistate library cooperative. Since 1935, the BCR team has helped libraries learn new skills, reach patrons, increase productivity and save money. BCR (Bibliographical Center for Research) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Aurora, Colorado. For more information, visit or email

    About The Library Corporation (TLC)
    Founded in 1974, TLC is still owned and operated by the same family today. TLC creates automation technology for libraries and school districts of all sizes, including some of the busiest libraries in the world. TLC’s offerings have grown from cataloging and PAC products to an array of sophisticated systems that include integrated automation, acquisitions, online cataloging, authority control, RFID technology, and other products and services required for the success of today's libraries. The company serves over 5,000 libraries world-wide with 250-plus staff members from its offices in the United States and abroad.