Why Choose Creekside Digital?

Creekside Digital focuses on providing top-quality book and microfilm conversion services using the most advanced scanning technology available today. Our state-of-the-art services are complimented with software specifically written for presenting digitized images via the Internet or on corporate / institutional intranets. Additionally, we have years of experience in developing and implementing software solutions for companies of all sizes across many industries.

TTI 4060 copy stand with vacuum board and NorthLight HID lights

TTI 4060 copy stand with vacuum board and NorthLight HID lights


2006: Creekside Digital created (from National Archives microfilm) the first complete archive of the military service records of an entire state’s Civil War soldiers on the Internet. This project, Civil War Microfilm, remains the most comprehensive web repository of its kind, and continues to expand its content with other states’ records.

2009: Creekside Digital took delivery of the first i2S CopiBook HD 600 scanner in the United States and began to offer ultra high-quality digitization of bound and oversized books, newspapers, photographs, and manuscripts in addition to our microfilm scanning services.

2010: Creekside Digital was selected by LYRASIS, the largest regional library membership organization in the United States, to provide preservation-quality microfilm digitization services to its members through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative. This program, funded by a $1 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, subsidizes the cost of the scanning and processing for member institutions and allows Creekside Digital to offer truly top-drawer, archival microfilm digitization at a very reasonable price.

2011: Creekside Digital relocated to its current location in Glen Arm, MD, and began offering ultra-quality fine art scanning services, 12-color wide-format giclée printmaking, and museum-grade custom framing to artists, galleries, photographers, institutions, and the public at large.  LYRASIS partnership expanded to include microfiche digitization and non-Sloan eligible content.

2012: Creekside Digital partnered with OCLC to provide development and support services for CONTENTdm digital collection management software.

Small or large, we can handle almost any project. Creekside Digital can scan a single book or roll of microfilm, burn it to a DVD, and send it to you — providing a high-quality service at a reasonable price. We can also create an entire web-based archive for you, consisting of thousands of books or rolls of digitized film, indexed and searchable per your specifications and available from anywhere in the world. Contact us today to discuss your project.

Insured for your Protection

We understand that each customer’s project is not only unique, but also may be very valuable. For that reason, we carry insurance which protects each customer’s items while in our facility. With advance notification, we can insure your higher-value project to ensure that your items are protected while in our care — please contact us for details.

Our Guarantee

Creekside Digital guarantees the quality of the digital images provided to the Customer, and will correct, at no additional charge, any problems related to the scanning process only, if notified by the Customer within thirty (30) days of delivery of the images to the Customer.

What’s in a Name?

We are fortunate to be surrounded by a wealth of history and natural beauty in Baltimore County. Initially, we were located overlooking a small tributary called Towson Run. Originating near the historic village of Providence (no longer in existence), Towson Run meanders through a wonderfully preserved forest of oak, beech, and poplar before meeting the Gunpowder River and eventually flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. Used as a hunting ground for centuries and called the Barrans Property in modern times, this woodlot was recently saved from impending development and became part of Cromwell Valley Park. Intrepid explorers can still locate the ruins of old barns, sunken roads, and even the foundations of cabins which belonged to freed slaves who once called the area home.

Ma & Pa freight train passing by Creekside Digital's future home (far left), Glen Arm, MD, 1946

Ma & Pa freight train passing by Creekside Digital's future home (far left), Glen Arm, MD, 1946

Our current location is in beautiful Glen Arm, MD, in the scenic Long Green Valley Historic District of Baltimore County, about 10 minutes from the Baltimore Beltway. Our facilities were originally built in 1893 as a warehouse serving the now-defunct Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad, and the Ma & Pa’s Glen Arm station, built in 1909, still stands a few yards across the street. Our building has housed companies that manufactured peach crates and Ouija Boards, munitions during WWI, and Sherman Tanks and parts for Glenn L. Martin’s airplanes during WWII. In 1958, the Ma & Pa folded and its right-of-way was removed, and in 1960 the Koppers Corporation expanded the building and constructed a large fireproof archives vault of solid concrete. Today, this vault houses Creekside Digital’s main imaging studio.