Digitization & Micrographic Facility. Facility and Staffing. Based in St. Mary’s County, MD, our lab has been providing high quality conversion services since 1985. Production – 13,500 Sq. Ft. Digitization Micropublishing Warehouse – 24,500 Sq. Ft.
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Sure Turn Page Turner
Combines advanced vacuum and robotic technology for gentle page turning
Smart CradleV-shaped for gentle support, maintains 110° angle, adjusts to keep pages in same photo plane during scanning
Air flow controls to cause page separation and lift for the robotic vacuum head
Jim Rumple has nearly 40 years experience in the publishing industry. His career includes 30 years with University Microfilms, Inc. of Ann Arbor, MI, a leader in micropublishing periodicals, newspapers, doctoral dissertations, and rare book collections. His progressively increasing responsibilities included Production Control Manager, Operations Manager, and Manager of Advanced Document Manufacturing.
In 1999 Jim joined LexisNexis (Congressional Information Service) as Vice President of Imaging and Manufacturing at the California, MD micrographic and imaging lab where he is responsible for the micrographic, distribution, and digitization operations. He has worked to transform the operation from analog photography to digital imaging and emphasizes lean manufacturing methodologies. The St. Mary’s plant has digitized several microfiche collections including US Serial Set (10M pages), Congressional Record, and Congressional Hearings (25M pages).
Jim earned a BS degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1992. He holds current memberships in AIIM, and The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
Lukman Bazarah’s remarkable 29-year career in microfilm and digital imaging continues to keep LexisNexis as a leading force in the preservation of historical documents and digital imaging sector of the information technology industry.
Beginning his career as a Camera Operator in 1979, he worked his way through every aspect of Micrographic technology while gaining vast experience and knowledge of all aspects of leading edge information and digitization technologies.
As the Senior Manager of Operations, Lukman oversees a multi-million dollar revenue stream while leading the operations of camera mastering, electronic imaging, duplication, finishing shipping, and plant facilities.
A certified Microsoft recipient and alumnus of CSM, Lukman is a continuous change agent who is a member of AIIM and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence that challenges his managers to excel across current industry trends and brings proven successes to the LexisNexis Academic team.
Micah Calloway is a career leadership professional dedicated to introducing and applying the latest technologies of image digitization and incorporating lean initiatives to maximize organizational and workflow efficiency while providing solutions to customers’ needs. Micah has over 10 years of information technology experience with seven years directly associated to digitization, data archiving, image capture, image processing and quality control, optical character recognition, and information management.
Micah has led the digitization production of many successful LexisNexis online products. His proven vision and versatility led the way to digitizing approximately 10 million pages for the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection and 4 million pages for the Congressional Research Digital Collection. In 2007, Micah’s department digitized 18 million pages for the Congressional Hearings Digital Collection with an averaged 92% OCR confidence level. His team continues to digitize new content for both Congressional products and has been partnered with the Total Practice Solutions group for the last two years to digitize content for Lexis.com.
A Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator and alumnus of CSM, Micah is a continuous change leader who stays ahead of current industry trends and brings proven successes to the LexisNexis Academic team. Micah is a member of AIIM and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.
Janet Speaker is a career leadership professional and advocate of a lean and six-sigma environment with the vision, enthusiasm, and dedication to continuous workflow improvements by inspiring and teaching teams the mastery of problem-solving and, the art of versatility and positive change. As a the Camera Mastering department leader for manufacturing and operations management, she has proven expertise in Lean methodologies, Kaizen initiatives, strategic planning, cycle time reductions, personnel management, and performance assessments. Janet is a high-energy individual who is committed to providing a quality product with efficiency when preserving sensitive historical documents and, digitizing new projects.
During her time with LexisNexis, Janet has developed, implemented and streamlined processes and procedures that has facilitated noticeable improvements and allowed for additional projects. Last year, Janet’s team was credited with producing over 35 historical preservation products (Thomas Edison, Special Studies- Iraq, African Americans in the Military…) and over 58,000 new print masters.
An alumnus of the University of Maryland University College at College Park, Janet holds her Bachelor of Science in Criminology. She is a member of the AIIM and Association for Manufacturing Excellence organizations. She has over 18 years of leadership experience and continues to use lean principles to promote growth and introduce new technology.