ArchivalCD Selects Image Access's Bookeye for Preservation Scanning

Kearney, Nebraska, UNITED STATES

CROCKET, Texas, Nov. 1, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- ArchivalCD, Inc. (pre-IPO OTCBB:AHCD) announces that it has chosen the Bookeye (tm) scanner from Image Access. The planned addition of four Bookeye scanners to ArchivalCD's scanning capacity for older, damaged, or fragile books and documents will allow for growth in document preservation. Plans for ArchivalCD (tm) customized workstations have included microfilm image digitization and high speed document scanning. Mr. Daniel J. Hay, CEO of ArchivalCD, said, "The Bookeye allows us to pursue digital preservation of bound materials, oversized documents, photographs, drawings, charts and maps with greater ease and greater quality."

The company reports that many libraries and repositories have indicated that they are faced with removing old printed works from circulation due to age related damage. Often times valuable materials are not allowed to be photocopied because the handling process causes additional damage. "Once we digitize, either in our facilities or on-site, a compact disk (CD) can be created to allow unlimited usage of valuable materials without added risk or damage to the published items," said Hay. Such materials are often more than one hundred years old, considered rare and are difficult or impossible to replace. Many libraries would like to obtain copies of such works but can't because of availability, restricted budgets, or lack of shelf space. Once on CD such rarer items become available to libraries for patron usage with little or no need to increase shelf space.

ArchivalCD, Inc. is a pre-IPO developmental stage company. It has filed amended registration documents with the SEC for pending approval to commence with an IPO. The company expects to trade on the OTC:BB as ticker symbol AHCD. The company's growth is centered on digital conversion of documents from microfilm, books, and paper files, to dense media storage for archival purposes, research needs, and for Internet accessibility. One part of ArchivalCD's mandate is to seek out historically valuable documents for digital preservation. The Bookeye scanner allows the company to do that as well as addressing other client scanning needs.

Image Access is a leading developer and supplier of modular image capture software, hardware and specialty scanners. A pioneer of document image capture, Image Access' focus for years has been to maximize both speed and accuracy of scanning, image clean up, barcode recognition, and zonal text recognition. For additional information visit the Image Access webpage at

ArchivalCD, Inc. expects to issue a purchase order immediately after the closing of its planned IPO. For additional information contact Daniel J. Hay at or by calling 936-545-9515. Company expectations and marketing plans may change without previous public notice as it adjusts to potential competition and market pressures.

ArchivalCD is a trademark of ArchivalCD, Inc. Bookeye is a trademark of Image Access.



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