Posts made in December, 2014

Kendallville Public Library Purchases New Microfilm Reader with LSTA Grant

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Tronitech

Kendallville Public Library Purchases New Microfilm Reader with LSTA Grant

Kendallville, IN – The Kendallville Public Library recently received a $10,000 grant to purchase a new microfilm reader for the Russell Frehse Genealogy Room. This new equipment, called the U-Scan +, replaces an older model that is no longer being serviced or manufactured. The U-Scan + offers a crisper digital image, important to researchers. “It’s the latest model of scanners on the market,” said Adult Services Manager Mindy Patterson. “With the U-Scan +, it’s easy to load the film, and items can be digitized and saved in a variety of formats using the touch PC. In addition to microfilm, it scans microfiche, cards, ApCards, 35mm film strips, color slides and more.” QuickStart touchscreen controls, easy movement of the film and the ability to simply frame and crop images make it user friendly, said Patterson. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Its mission is to grow and sustain a “Nation of Learners” because life-long learning is essential to a democratic society and individual success. Through its grant making, convenings, research and publications, the Institute empowers museums and libraries nationwide to provide leadership and services to enhance learning in families and communities, sustain cultural heritage, build twenty-first-century skills, and increase civic participation. To learn more about the Institute, please visit www.imls.gov. About The Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter. I want to learn more! to learn more or call us at (800)...

Just How Much Paper Do You Waste?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Tronitech

Just How Much Paper Do You Waste?

We all know that going paperless will help the environment and save trees. We have all seen the “Going Green” advertisements and social push to protect the planet. But do you know exactly how much paper we really waste? The average office worker uses approximately 10,000 sheets of paper per year according to the US EPA. That’s 20 reams of paper per office worker in the US. In addition, the US EPA states 210 BILLION sheets of paper are wasted annually by US Companies using conventional faxing rather than email or electronic faxes. According to Midpoint International Research, it takes ONE (15-year old) tree to produce HALF of a box of paper. This means that starting to reduce our paper use by even one box a year, can save 2 trees annually. So, what steps can we take to reduce our paper use? 1. Use email instead of fax – This one seems simple, but many of us are culprits. Instead of faxing, create it electronically and electronically send it. If you must fax, use an electronic fax provider – This will save you time and money. 2. Organize and store your documents in a central Electronic Content Management System – Documents will be organized and easy to retrieve and use. You can send documents directly from the system and allow users to retrieve documents. This eliminates the need to print and send documents internally and even externally. 3. Create E-Forms – Most companies, whether you’re a financial institution, Academic, medical provider, insurance company, etc., require some form of physical documentation to be filled out from your customers. By making these forms electronic, you will reduce the use of thousands of sheets of paper. Whether you’re interested in reducing paper waste or just want to save money, Tronitech can help with effective and efficient document imaging solutions. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more. I want to learn more! to learn more or call us at (800)...