Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 5 May 2002
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Microsearch Announces Solution Set for Online Document Libraries

Microsearch Corp., a provider of Web-based document publishing services, has announced a comprehensive solution set for the online publication of library special collections. Microsearch's offerings combine services and proprietary software tools to provide library Web site visitors with easy, full-text access to library special collections. Microsearch's services include scanning, conversion, indexing, full-text searching, hosting, and other functionality.

Microsearch president Susan Kelly said: "Libraries are increasingly turning to the Internet to make their special collections more accessible to patrons. We provide libraries a complete online solution. We offer museum-quality scanning, electronic conversion, a professional researcher-designed search engine, and mirror-copy CD-ROM or DVD publishing for portability and preservation of special content."

In a typical engagement, Microsearch publishing specialists visit the library, become familiar with the unique features of the special collection, and design a customized online solution. A typical special collections project involves some combination of the following offerings:

  • Scanning and conversion

  • Full-page indexing and searching

  • Adobe PDF to HTML conversion

  • Hosting and administration

  • CD-ROM and DVD publishing
Microsearch solutions apply to all special collections and research databases that involve documents of virtually any type, including text or image, paper or electronic files, books, microfiche, photographs, negatives, and plates. All services are available immediately.

Source: Microsearch Corp., Saugus, MA, 800/895-0212;

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