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A little bit of website maintenance, and gallery wraps galore!

Greetings: It’s another hot summer day here in Glen Arm: 97 degrees and rainforest-like. We have two larger microfilm digitization jobs which we’re currently seeing through, both of which should be ready to ship by next week.  I spent part of today hiding inside in the AC, revising and refitting a lot of the content …

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Pocahontas Times Goes Live and BetterLight Owners Conference

Greetings!  It seems like we skipped spring and went straight to summer here in Glen Arm.  Baltimore tied the record at 98 degrees yesterday, and today will be almost that warm. There’s a lot going on here.  We’re working on several larger microfilm scanning projects right now, with a lot of smaller microfilm and non-microfilm …

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The Upgrade to NextScan Lumintec

We upgraded to NextScan’s Lumintec lighting system yesterday. It uses LEDs (or more precisely, an array of strobed red LEDs) to illuminate the microfilm while it’s passing through the scanner rather than traditional halogen “hot lights.” Apparently, the CCD camera is more sensitive to the red wavelengths, and there are no IR emissions like you …

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New from Creekside Digital: Ultra-Quality Fine Art Capture and Giclée Printmaking

Creekside Digital is proud to introduce our Fine Art Capture and Giclée Printmaking services.  At our Glen Arm, Maryland location or onsite at your gallery, museum or studio, we provide the highest quality fine art digitization and reproduction services available today, for a very reasonable price.  From artists who desire to sell multiple copies of …

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On NARA Publications & working with difficult film

Nobody has more microfilm than the US Government — and no one has created more public domain microfilm publications than the National Archives and Records Administration, or NARA. In fact, Creekside Digital first ventured into the high-quality microfilm digitization industry as part of a software project built around NARA microfilm, and it continues to be …

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‘Tis the Season . . . for Archival Conversions

What’s going on at Creekside Digital? Well, it’s unseasonably cold here in Maryland today. It was 12 degrees this morning and it’s up to a balmy 21 now. It’s windy too, and the wind chill has given rise to a Severe Weather alert for our area. Recently, we’ve been working on a pair of 35mm …

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Spring has sprung here in Glen Arm ! Come out to see our shop, browse our Gallery, or have a one on one consultation about something you would like to preserve. We would love to see you !

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Quick snap of our Senior Technician Thomas at a customer site with our BC100 Book Capture System, set up and ready to shoot. This rig is currently shooting at a 4-Star level of performance on *both* cameras -- the highest level of technical image quality achievable under the current #FADGI Still Image Working Group guidelines for the #digitization of cultural heritage materials. Special thanks to our partner Digital Transitions (and Joseph!) for the awesome support. ... See MoreSee Less

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