C-DIT, the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology, is an autonomous body under the Department of Electronics and IT, in the government of Kerala, India. Recognizing the advantage of digitization of records towards promoting good governance, the government of Kerala has encouraged digitization of records in various departments. Apart from establishing digital archives, they focus on archival conservation and restoration techniques to restore old, damaged records.
According to Image Access partner Vikmans Multimedia Pvt. in India, the first digital lab was launched in December 2015, with Bookeye® overhead book scanners in the fourth generation, still in use today. C-DIT uses two buses carrying five Bookeyes® to digitize Kerala land records and records from other clients, spread all over the state of Kerala in South India. Bookeye was chosen for its compact size, weight, and height to easily fit into the bus. With no set-up costs, additional air conditioning, or tables required, the Bookeye solution ensures the safety of the records, allowing scanning without ever leaving the premises of the location of the records.
Kerala, with a population of over 35 million people spreads over 38,863 km2, making records digitization a massive task. Another great success story utilizing Image Access scanners!