Case story

Texas A&M University-Central Texas builds an archive from the ground up

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Background

History is being preserved at Texas A&M University-Central Texas (A&M-Central Texas) like never before. The University recently celebrated the opening of its newest building on campus, Beck Family Heritage Hall, home to a pristine, state-of-art University Archives with unique collections that are making historians and the local community clamor for more.

Challenge

Participating in the design and build of a new archive facility can be a dream assignment for any archivist. While it’s a tremendous opportunity, it can also be a daunting one, especially when it comes to ensuring that history will be accurately preserved. Attention to detail is paramount.

Solution

The right room climate, counter space, and scanning technologies were must-haves for the University Archives at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. A Contex IQ Quattro and an IQ FLEX scanner ensure that the finest details of varied materials can be easily digitized.

Results

Capturing high-quality images, the first time around, is important, especially when material is on loan. The finest details are picked up in delicate documents, books, and framed photos. With the Contex solutions, staffers have boosted their scanning productivity by 50%.

Quote

“The Contex scanners are very easy to use. The scanning software is very intuitive and cuts down our production time.”

— Victoria Eastes,
University Archivist
Texas A&M University-Central Texas

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