Digital Services

From reprinting to microfiche to HeinOnline, the Hein Company has spent more than half a century successfully delivering high-quality documents to the research community. From just 25 periodicals in 2000, HeinOnline has expanded to nearly 3,000 scholarly journals as well as a multitude of U.S. and international government documents, case law, and more—and all documents are scanned images of the original print material.

Now, as libraries begin to evaluate ways to bring their unique historical collections to the larger online research population, the Hein Company is here to help and share our expertise. With our experience and state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we understand how to scan based on document type and we can recommend the most cost-effective approach to document conversion.

From the smallest rare book or microfiche collection to the largest historical collection at your library, we are available to digitize your holdings into an image-based, fully searchable format

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Noah Short

Senior Manager, Digital Production
Toll Free: 1.800.828.7571 x. 171
nshort@wshein.com

From reprinting to microfiche to HeinOnline, the Hein Company has spent more than half a century successfully delivering high-quality documents to the research community. From just 25 periodicals in 2000, HeinOnline has expanded to nearly 3,000 scholarly journals as well as a multitude of U.S. and international government documents, case law, and more—and all documents are scanned images of the original print material.

Now, as libraries begin to evaluate ways to bring their unique historical collections to the larger online research population, the Hein Company is here to help and share our expertise. With our experience and state-of-the-art equipment and technology, we understand how to scan based on document type and we can recommend the most cost-effective approach to document conversion.

From the smallest rare book or microfiche collection to the largest historical collection at your library, we are available to digitize your holdings into an image-based, fully searchable format

Noah Short Headshot

Noah Short

Senior Manager, Digital Production
nshort@wshein.com

Our Digitization and Preservation Equipment

We’ve been scanning since the early 1990s, so we understand how to scan based on document type. With various types of scanners, we can recommend the most cost-effective way to scan. Whether it’s photos, grayscale, or color—we do it all!

BOUND BOOK SCANNING

Worried about your rare and fragile books? We understand your concern. We have bound book scanners to handle delicate books and documents, and have scanned books dating back to the 1600s. With these scanners, books are opened to only 110° and do not need to be unbound. We have secure shipping containers available upon request to keep delicate books safe, and return your books to you in the same condition as we receive them.

UNBOUND BOOK SCANNING

Are you comfortable with dismantling your document’s binding to scan? Our experts will carefully remove your material from its binding and send it through our high speed scanner, providing a faster and more cost-effective service for your less delicate or rare material.

Unbound book scanner

OVERSIZED DOCUMENT SCANNING

Merging the flexibility of flatbed scanners with the best of wide format imaging technology, our oversized document scanner is the ideal scanner for capturing books, fragile originals, and other thick or delicate materials up to 18″ x 24″. We offer unlimited scanning thickness for all of your scanning needs.

Oversized document scanner

MICROFILM/MICROFICHE CONVERSION

Our film/fiche scanners use superior camera technology that produce incredible speed, precision, and uniform output. Scanned images are sharper with better edge definition because our scanners use fiber-optics as their light source, eliminating hot spots and uneven lighting.

Microfilm scanner

Why Choose Hein?

PRE-PURCHASE CONSULTING

We offer our expertise to you to discuss the advantages and process of digitizing your historical documents before you purchase.

HOSTING & ACCESS PLATFORM

Your digital files can be prepared for your own hosting service, or we can host them for you in the user-friendly HeinOnline platform.

METADATA AND INDEXING

We can help make your material discoverable to your patrons with the addition of metadata for increased ease of searching.

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