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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News Release 2015 - 142 August 3, 2015 2:45 p.m. Digitized Newspapers Now Available Online Full editions of The Enterprise and Saint Mary’s Beacon now available on Library’s website Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Library is excited to announce the availability of digitized newspapers on the St. Mary’s County Library website, www.stmalib.org. Full editions of The Enterprise from 1952 to present, and the Saint Mary’s Beacon from 1923 – 1984 are available for the public to search from anywhere with internet access. Customers can search by keyword the entire collection of The Enterprise or the Saint Mary’s Beacon at one time. It is also possible to search individual editions or years. Sara Stephenson, Virtual Services Coordinator for St. Mary’s County Library, has been instrumental in this project. “Initially, those who wanted to access historical St. Mary’s County newspapers had to do so in person via a microfilm reader at the Lexington Park Library,” she explained. “Then, in the fall of 2014 we were able to provide searchable digital files on computers at all three library branches. Today, we are excited to make available a searchable archive that researchers can access from anywhere they have an internet connection. This resource will allow both local residents and those researching St. Mary’s County from afar to access valuable information about our county and its history.” The transition from microfilm to searchable digital files was completed in 2014 by St. Mary’s County Library staff in partnership with Balance Imaging Solutions, LLC; The Enterprise and Post Community Media, LLC; St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library, St. Mary’s County Library Board’s Midge Cannetti Fund; St. Mary’s County Historical Society and St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society. Once the newspapers were digitized, the Library Board contracted with Creekside Digital from Glen Arm, Md. to create a searchable, online database. Jim Studnicki, owner of Creekside Digital, has partnered with the Library to create an easy to use product for customers in St. Mary’s County and beyond. “The Library Board is proud to have been able to allocate a portion of the library’s operating budget for this very important local history project,” said Joan Springer, Library Board President. “We are committed to funding the ongoing costs to maintain this service.”

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