Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

February 24, 2015

Kodak Alaris. University of Rochester to Provide Online Access to Rare Collection of Susan B. Anthony Letters. University of Rochester River Campus Libraries purchased a large collection of correspondence between American women’s suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony and her close friend and colleague, Rachel Foster Avery. Any time curators receive a collection of fragile, handwritten letters, one of their greatest challenges is to preserve the delicate materials so they can digitize the contents and make them accessible to others. These materials were digitized with the KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS50. [Full Announcement].

November 10, 2014

Kodak Alaris. Rediscovering the Past: Connecting Korean War Veterans and Families with Treasured, Historic Photos. Kodak Alaris, working with the Democrat and Chronicle, a Gannett newspaper in Rochester, N.Y., is helping to reunite Korean War veterans and their families with more than 150 recently discovered historical photographs. The 8” x 10” glossy, black and white photographs, found by the daughter of a veteran, were taken by the Department of Defense in June, July and August of 1950. The photos were given to Betty Perkins-Carpenter, a Korean War veteran and member of the Monroe County Chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association with the hopes of tracking down the subjects. [Full Announcement].

October 4, 2014

Kodak Alaris. Thirteen MAC-Compatible Scanners from Kodak Alaris nake high-performing document and photo capture available to Apple users. Kodak Alaris announces the free availability of Macintosh drivers for thirteen of its high-performance document and photo scanners, which broadens platform support for customers using MAC computers within their organizations. With the free download, a wide range of Kodak Alaris’ feature-rich document imaging scanners are now compatible with APPLE’S OS X operating system as well as Microsoft Windows and Linux. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2014

Kodak Alaris. Save Your Photos Day offers free scanning and preservation tips to help worldwide communities protect pictures before disaster strikes. Every year there are more than 550 natural disasters throughout the world. For victims of fire, flood, tornadoes and other catastrophes, photos are among the most valuable possessions lost. To help individuals, families and communities prepare, before disaster strikes, the Save Your Photos Alliance is hosting its first annual “Save Your Photos Day” on Saturday, September 27. [Full Announcement].

September 3, 2014

Kodak Alaris. New tool for preserving family records delivers scanned documents and photos directly to genealogy site. Fascination with tracing family histories shows no signs of slowing down, which means tools that simplify and enhance the process are increasingly in demand. For example, popular genealogy research company,, has grown to approximately 2.7 million subscribers. Resources such as FamilySearch, a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, feature a massive global collection of freely accessible genealogical records, photos, and stories. FamilySearch also hosts a physical library at its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and has more than 4,700 family history centers in 125 countries around the world. [Full Announcement].

June 26, 2014

Kodak Alaris. High-Speed Batch Photo Scanner for MACINTOSH Environments Now Available from Kodak Alaris. Kodak Alaris will be showing the new MAC capability at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference [Full Announcement].