Innovative Document Imaging (IDI) maintains a state-of-the-art document conversion facility in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Our company mission is to supply the best service possible at reasonable cost for the digital conversion of film, tapes, photos, slides, audio, paper documents, newspapers, maps, books, bound materials, microfilm and microfiche. IDI balances price, quality, and speed in order to provide its clients with the digital assets at their specifications. We always meet their requirements and, where possible, exceed their expectations. In addition to data conversion, IDI prides itself on its ability to go the extra step and fulfill metadata, data archiving, or enterprise content management needs as they arise.
Innovative Document Imaging’s name directly reflects its approach to serving its clients by focusing on “innovation.” IDI is more than just a conversion facility. It is also a reseller of digital equipment and enterprise content management systems. IDI has partner relationships with Canon, Konica-Minolta, Kirtas, Image Graphics, Kodak and Kofax; it is also a developer of content management systems for use by libraries and private firms, including its E-File and award winning portal Digi-Find-It for PDF presentations and retrievals. In all of these endeavors, IDI seeks to present a suite of solutions for document imaging, data management and short and long-term digital storage for its clients. Currently, IDI specializes in serving libraries, universities, publishers, and pharmaceutical companies.
Moreover through partnerships with vendors such as Image Graphics, IDI also supplies the highest-quality microfilm-from-digital images utilizing electron-beam technology.
Qualifications, Experience & Capabilities
IDI’s operations are currently housed in a 8,500 square-foot facility in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Its staff includes project managers, imaging specialists, and factory-authorized service technicians to ensure that all projects are set up properly, controlled for quality, and completed in a timely manner.
Our 60 staff members comprise highly trained professionals familiar with many types of scanning equipment, document and book handling procedures, and project management and data conversion software tools. IDI uses some of the most sophisticated imaging equipment in the world, housing over 25 scanners that can handle anything from loose sheets of varying size to bound books up to four inches thick, from simple bitonals to full-color images of differing resolutions. Our equipment stocks include Canon paper feed scanners, Konica Minolta planetary scanners, Kirtas robotic book scanners, and NextScan microfilm/microfiche scanners. As a consequence, IDI can work from materials of any size, produce digital images in a wide range of resolutions and bit depths, output files in different formats, supply text and metadata files at varying accuracy rates, and even install data management systems to assist with organization and presentation of content.
Historical Collection Projects
We have worked with several journal projects since our founding in 2001. We recognize in particular the unique character of local history. Unlike other book or serial projects, a collection of an institution’s history may be the sole extant complete copy. For this reason alone, IDI treats these collections in exactly the same way it has handled rare book and manuscript collections from such institutions as the Library of Congress, The American Antiquarian Society, The NYHS, The British Library, Yale, Harvard, Columbia and GWU and others that have entrusted their collections for digitization to our care.
We know that these books manuscripts, photos and periodicals are critical resources of information about towns or regions history and, in some instances, a tool to promote development activities among its residents. Quality digitization is critical to these documents. To that end, we pay particular attention to the handling of these materials, ensuring as much as possible that they are returned in the same condition in which they arrived.