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Digitization Services

2D Scanning 

Digital Collections supports digitization of paper media in various sizes using equipment listed below.  Interested in a digitization project?  Contact  

Bookeye 3 Scanner

Used for scanning large format books, newspapers, bulletins, and other medium sized content. This planetary scanner has a 24″ by 34″ bed (ISO A1 paper size) and can scan documents at up to 400DPI in 36/24 bit color. Unlike a flat bed scanner, planetary scanners do not need to touch rare and fragile documents. In addition to imaging, the Bookeye 3 performs Optical Character Recognition on the documents so they are full-text searchable as seen.

Bookeye 4 Scanner

Bookeye 4

The Bookeye 4 is a large format planetary scanner. It is very similar to the Bookeye 3, but it is configured with a book cradle which makes scanning fragile books less destructive. It has all of the same capabilities of the Bookeye 3 and will handle documents of the same size.

Contex HD5450 Large Format Scanner


For large format print media, the Contex large format scanner is a great resource. We have scanned large topo maps, aerial photos, historical maps, and more with this scanner. We can handle anything up to 54″ in one dimension. To be more specific, a map that is 54″ by 100″ is something we can handle, but something that is 60” by 100″ is too large for this scanner.

Epson Flat Bed Scanner


Small scale scanning projects can be processed on our Epson flat bed scanner. It’s a workhorse with resolution up to 600 DPI.

Fujitsu fi-7280

Fujitsu fi-7260 (PA03670-B555) Duplex Image Document Scanner

This flat bed scanner also has a feeder for scanning quicker batches of regular-sized paper.  

Audio Cassette Digitization

For converting standard audio cassettes to digital format, we have one Tascam 202 MkV converter.  Audio processing is done in Audacity.

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For most audio and video creation needs, visit Studio Coe

3D Digitization

Using a combination of hardware and appropriate software, the we can build 3D models of objects and provides a variety of outputs for various uses.  

David SLS-2 Structured Light 3D Scanning System

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This camera/platform combo allows us to take 3D images of small to medium objects up to 15 lbs. Scanning is done on the system software and models are made available after processing. 

Creaform Go Scan 50, 20 

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Hand held scanners can be used to capture and model large and small objects.  

Cannon 5D Mark II Cameras & Photogrammetry Accessories

Including a tripod, standard scale bars, 50 and 24mm lenses, and more.  Digital collections staff were trained by Cultural Heritage Imaging to systematically capture images that can be processed to create 3D models to varying levels of accuracy.  

For smaller objects, a portable light box and indexed turn table can be used to image three dimensional material. The light box helps diffuse the light from external lamps to reduce shadows and produce a cleaner image. 

Check out models created with Agisoft Metashape and shared on Sketchfab.