Converting physical books to eBooks has many advantages. Does your library contain books that are falling apart? Or books that you would like to preserve for as long as possible in their current mint condition? Would you like multiple people to be able to reference the book from different locations at the same time? Perhaps you would like to be able to search them for keywords, enabling faster, more efficient research.
If so, converting these books into eBooks might be a solution for you.
Once a book is converted into an eBook through scanning and optical character recognition (OCR), the digital book becomes a replacement in case the physical book is lost or damaged.
Anderson Archival’s expert team will carefully scan the books and then run the PDFs through a special program to optically “read” them. Then the archivists will carefully proof the digital copy, making sure the eBook is as accurate to the original as possible.
Digitized books can also be re-converted to print, creating historically-accurate copies of books that can be handled without risk of damage to the originals.