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Digital Archives Come Alive

Share your rare books and collections in a near-tactile digital format with SoftCover. SoftCover is a new, user-friendly software tool that lets you exhibit the archives you’ve already scanned. With SoftCover you can also use annotations to add helpful contextual details and enhance the educational value of your materials. Patrons who view collections using SoftCover enjoy sophisticated browsing tools and the multimedia annotations you provide.

The patron experience:

No white gloves needed — Patrons of all ages can read rare, protected and fragile archive materials they wouldn’t normally be able to access—with the added benefit of insightful annotations.

The curator experience:

Show off what you’ve got — SoftCover makes it easy for you to showcase rare and unique materials in your collection. You can enhance the experience for your patrons with annotations, multilingual transcripts and a customized look.

SoftCover is a cross-platform application for Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS X.