Use Technology to Preserve Traditions



    
    Lulu.com offers Vintage Publishing service in partnership with Kirtas
    Technologies
    

    RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 4 /CNW/ -- Not everyone Lulus and has a digital copy
of their novel, company handbook or yearbook waiting to be updated or
published at the hit of a button.  If you only have hard copies, there is now
a solution to digitize bound books.  Lulu.com's new partnership with Kirtas
Technologies creates a way for you to give your rare or personal book
collection a new life.
    Lulu Vintage Publishing (www.lulu.com/services/vintagepublishing) has
partnered with Kirtas Technologies to allow you to send in a hard copy of your
original content and have it formatted into a retouched, high-resolution,
digital version.  With a variety of packages to choose from starting at
$125.00, Lulu Vintage Publishing can process books as large as 700 pages with
an 11x14 trim size. Once the file is created you can either have it uploaded
to your Lulu account or sent back to you as a CD which you can use to publish
on Lulu.  Just think what a great gift a revitalized version of the family
history would make!
    "This is a great opportunity for people to preserve their personal
history and  unique collections while sharing them with past, present and
future generations," said Kirtas Technologies CEO and Founder Lotfi Belkhir. 
"We've been helping great institutions and universities around the world bring
their rare, private collections to the Internet.  Now we're enabling
individuals around the world to bring their personal collections to life
through Lulu Vintage Publishing service."
    If you want to share your newly revitalized content with the world, you
can also add it to the Lulu Global Marketplace. Your file will have a full
optical character recognition (OCR) text search which will allow others to
find your content on search engines.
    "Lulu.com is thrilled to have Kirtas Technologies as a partner," said
Lulu.com Founder and CEO Bob Young.  "This is just another way that we are
empowering our customers. We're not simply focusing on content that's already
digitized but turning other forms of print into digital content, giving our
users even more opportunities to publish their original works.  It's another
way to approach user-generated content that was created before the advent of
the Internet and bring it into Web 2.0."
    About Kirtas Technologies (www.kirtastech.com): Kirtas Technologies was
founded in 2001 with the vision of bringing to the digital realm the massive
knowledge sitting on library shelves, government archives and corporate
storerooms.  Today, the company's revolutionary technology redefines
digitization of all bound documents, delivering gentler handling and higher
image quality faster, with fewer errors and at a lower cost than any other
solution in the marketplace.
    About Lulu.com: (www.lulu.com): Lulu.com is the premiere marketplace for
new digital content on the Internet, with over 320,000 recently published
titles, and more than 5,000 new titles added each week, created by people in
80 different countries. With just over one million registered members, Lulu is
changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators to publish their
work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. With
storefronts provided and other marketing support, Lulu creators are fully
empowered to profit from their work.




For further information:

For further information: Gail Jordan of Lulu.com, +1-919-447-3290, 
gjordan@lulu.com Web Site: http://www.lulu.com                 
http://www.kirtastech.com

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