IDMi NEWS - January 2021- TOP 3

January 1 2021


Internet Archive adds high-quality Computerworld content from microfilm

Internet Archive is now home to high-quality digitized versions of vintage Computerworld issues, an update to the content made possible using microfilm archives. The records provide a look at technology and its development over the decades — the first volume was published back in the summer of 1967 and the last in 2014.


The Internet Archive added some Computerworld issues years ago, giving the public free access to these vintage materials. The only problem? Much of the content was scanned from paper and the rest was digitized from some low-quality microfilm. That changes with this latest update.

In a blog post, the Internet Archive explained that high-quality microfilm containing the Computerworld archives has been acquired and digitized. This makes decades’ worth of technology innovation available to anyone interested in reading it, including filtering options and full-text searching.

You can quickly see the difference in quality between the old and new digitizations — here’s the older, lower-quality example, and here’s the new high-quality archive. Internet Archive notes that the content can be downloaded for research purposes.

There is one obvious downside to digitizing microfilm copies rather than the paper issues — the content is entirely in grayscale. That’s not a big deal, however, given the nature of the publication; the historical importance of the computer industry news is the point of interest and most information graphs remain useful even in grayscale.

January 1 2021

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Crowley Says ....
Goodbye, 2020! Hello New Faces!

While this year hasn't been easy for any business, The Crowley Company is grateful to end 2020 on a high note by introducing new team members that will facilitate customer care and provide valuable insight at every step of the hardware procurement and ownership process.





Jessica Loveless [LEFT] joins the hardware sales team as an Inside Hardware Sales Representative. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she played Division I Lacrosse and earned her degree in Business Technology Administration. Jessica will put her experience in business solutions to good use at Crowley while focusing on new customer acquisition and building strong client relationships.​


​Dave Turnbull [MIDDLE], a 20-year veteran of the Wicks and Wilson and Crowley technical teams, has transitioned to a role as UK Regional Sales Manager. Dave will be sharing his expansive industry knowledge - and our scanner inventory - with those in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.



Steve Gress [RIGHT] joins the support service team as a Senior Field Engineer. Bringing nearly 40 years of experience in scanner installation, implementation, maintenance and customer service to the Crowley team, Steve will become a Crowley road warrior once travel restrictions are lifted. ​

January 21 2021

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Customized Scanning and Digitization in Seattle by Micro Com Systems

Seattle, WA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/20/2021 -- Scanning or digitization allows businesses instant access (and shareability) of important documents. At Micro Com Systems in Seattle, customization is key. From archiving valuable books to scanning outsized documents, this team implements a workflow that allows for accurate and efficient automation of important documentation. For more, go to:

Micro Com Systems offers a variety of scanning and digitization services to Seattle businesses looking for different solutions. These include:

Paper Records Scanning

digitally scan any size paper documents. Mixed sizes and weights? No problem!

Large Format Scanning

Oversize maps and plans that need to be digitized? Micro Com can scan thousands or large format images every day.

Microfilm Scanning

Micro Com uses a fleet of Sunrise scanners to scan 16 and 35mm roll microfilm and all formats of microfiche and convert them to digital images!

Business Records Digitization

For digitizing various sized invoices, chits, receipts, and other documents of irregular shapes and sizes, Micro Com provides A-Z solutions, including straightening dog ears and removing stapes.

On-Site Digitization Services

For clients with highly confidential information, or high volumes of work to digitize, Micro Com can send a portable scanning set-up to work on location.

MCS Seattle is a one-stop document scanning service bureau specializing in all forms of document digitization, image scan & data capture. With over 30 years of experience, they offer high-quality replication and excellent service. To learn more or get a cost estimate, contact the team at Micro Com Systems at 206-248-3191.