Digitization Services

Digitization at the Livingston Library

The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library can help ensure the preservation of your Masonic history. Current technology allows us to preserve your lodge’s history through digital imaging to ensure no knowledge will be lost to natural degradation or the mishandling of materials. The Livingston Library is pleased to offer digitization services to lodges and researchers.

Our Atiz Book drive uses two Canon DSLR cameras and a variety of standard and macro lenses, allowing for safe imaging of bound material at high resolutions. We have a Toshiba e-Studio 4555c book scanner available for high-speed scanning of unbound material.

Our equipment allows us to handle materials of all ages and types from bound material such as minute books, member rosters; documents such as charters, dispensations, and returns; as well as photographs.
Output file types include: PDF (image only), PDF (with Optical Character Recognition), JPEG, TIFF, RAW, Word, RTF, Text and ePub.

Our staff holds credentials in preservation and conservation. Your materials will be treated with the utmost care to ensure no damage. Each piece will be safely kept on site along with our own materials in our climate-controlled stacks.

For pricing and other information contact the Library at info@nymasoniclibrary.org.