PROV selects Overhead Book Scanning Solution for Patrons

Public Records Office Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria which hold approx. 100kms of records dating from 1830s right up to the present day. This impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and so much more. These records hold stories of the key events and decisions that have shaped the history of the State of Victoria.

Many archivists, students, librarians and researchers visit the PROV centre daily to research and capture information of interest, therefore PROV required a fast, easy to use, affordable and non-destructive way for patrons to scan books and other items in the centre.  The ST600 Overhead Book Scan Centre was the product of choice with its simple to use interface and overhead scanning technology that ensures the safe handling and capture of fragile records.

DatacomIT supplied and installed 2 x ST600 Overhead Scanners in the public access area of PROV, to enable patrons to scan and optically character recognise pages from books and other material directly to their own USB drives.

The ST600 Overhead Book Scan Centre makes history come alive and turns archives into dynamic, accessible and user-friendly resources.

With thousands of fascinating records, be sure to visit the PROV facility at the Victorian Archives Centre at 99 Shiel St, North Melbourne today.


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