Documenting Change: Industry and Business in Troy and Rensselaer County, NY
Extent: ca. 75 cu. ft.
Historical Note: Integrated Book Technology utilizes modern electronic technologies to produce short runs of books for publishers and for individuals. The company was founded in 1991 by John Paeglow, who continues as its president and owner. The firm began its life in the Rensselaer Technology Park and in the summer of 1996 moved into larger quarters on Industrial Park Road in Troy. Most of the firm’s business consists of order from publishers for short runs (typically 250-2,000 copies) of books that have gone out of print. IBT scans the text of these books and then prints the sheets of the books from the digitized text. Sheets are shipped to the binder for binding and ultimate shipping to the customer.
Scope and Content: IBT maintains an internal database that contains information on all orders received and fulfilled by the company. Paper records for these orders are also currently maintained. Order records include the original quotation for the job and a series of forms requesting action and detailing specifications on various parts of the job, including scanning request, printing request, proofing request, cover request, bindery request, and invoice summary. The IBT database also includes the texts that have been produced in order to facilitate reprinting or remote access if necessary. The original printed copy that was used for scanning is also retained.
Location: Integrated Book Technology, Inc., 18 Industrial Park Rd., Troy, NY 12180. For access, contact the company.