Digital Reader Software for Books and Microfilm

Now that you’ve digitized your books and microfilm, how do you access them? Our Digital Reader solution is a 100% hosted, browser-based viewer application that allows access to your scanned books and microfilm from anywhere, at anytime.

Test-drive the Digital Reader at Civil War Microfilm.

  • Presents digitized books, microfilm, newspapers and magazines through any web browser across the Internet or on an intranet
  • Can run standalone or be integrated with an existing website
  • Built using open source components – low-cost and reliable
  • Web client – presentation is 100% HTML / JavaScript / CSS
  • 100% hosted – no software to install or upgrade
  • Clickable index of all books / rolls for a given collection or publication
  • Rollfilm Viewer presents images sequentially like a traditional microfilm reader / printer
  • Image Viewer allows in-the-browser image manipulation including:
    • Zoom
    • Rotation
    • Sharpen
    • De-Noise
    • Brightness / Contrast Adjust
    • Invert Black and White
  • Search OCR’d pages by keyword
  • Export images to PDF for easy printing / saving
  • Optional watermarking of images to protect valuable content
  • Digitized content may be made available “open to the public,” password-protected, or restricted to paying subscribers

Create New Revenue Streams

Do you want to sell subscriptions for access to your digitized books and microfilm? All you need is a PayPal Merchant Account to start signing up new subscribers right away.

  • Optional integration with PayPal Subscriptions for automated subscription management – one of the most widely used payment engines on the Internet with extremely reasonable transaction fees
  • Automatic account creation with self-service subscription maintenance (e.g., reset my password, cancel my subscription) lowers total cost of ownership

Custom Software Development

The people at Creekside Digital have decades of experience designing and implementing software solutions for companies of all sizes across many industries. We’re always interested in discussing custom software development projects, specifically those relating to:

  • Online presentation of digitized materials
  • Relational database analysis and design
  • Usability engineering / user experience and interface design

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Wow . . . check out the difference in resolution and dynamic range versus the "old versions" on these digitized glass plate negs from Smithsonian Gardens! Being digitized from negatives, it is necessary to essentially "digitally develop" each plate into an aesthetically pleasing positive image from the RAW negative master, which is at least partially a subjective process. This is much like a traditional photographer creating prints in an analog darkroom. ... See MoreSee Less

One of our mantras is "from the shelf to the public" and our recently completed digitization project of glass plate negatives in the Thomas Warren Sears collection of Smithsonian Gardens is a wonderful example of that. Shown here is just one of 3,284 plates that were digitized, with some examples of our "before" and "after" online versions. There is so much detail to explore in these beautiful plates, we invite you to take a look at the collections.si.edu site (search on "Thomas Warren Sears Archives of American Gardens").

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