Equipment

Robotic book-scanner

The robotic book-scanner is used to digitize books and other bound materials at extremely high volume. Productivity rates typically reach 1500 pages scanned per hour. After books are scanned, they are post-processed with ABBYY Recognition Server, which produces OCR’d text, PDF and JPEG2000 for online display.

Digitization Line 3000 Large Format Robotic Book-Scanner

Materials class Bound materials, not fragile
Maximum size 16.5in x 23.4in (A2)
Throughput 1500 pages/hour
Camera system I2S Land of Vision CCD; Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G lens
Resolution 200ppi-600 ppi; 8-bit
Output file format JPEG

Manual book-scanners

Manual book-scanners are used to digitize books and other bound materials that are too fragile, or otherwise unsuitable for the robotic book-scanners. Student operators typically reach productivity levels of up to 350 pages per hour. The files produced from these scanners are processed in the same manner as files produced by the robotic scanners.

Atiz BookDrive Pro

Materials class Bound materials, not fragile
Maximum size 16.5in x 23.4in (A2)
Throughput 350 pages/hour
Camera system Canon EOS Mark5 IID; EF 85mm f/1.8 lens
Resolution 300ppi-400 ppi; 8-bit
Output file format JPEG

 

PhaseOne P45+ Reproduction System 

Materials class Bound materials, fagile and non-fragile, loose leaf items, photographs
Active Pixels 7216 x 5412
Throughput 300 pages/hour
Digial back PhaseOne P45+ full frame CCD
Camera system Digital Transitions R-Cam Reprographic Camera; Schneider Digitar 72mm macro lens
Resolution 300ppi to 600ppi; 8-bit
Output file format TIFF LZW

Large format, map and special collections scanning

Manual high-resolution cameras are used to digitize books, loose leaf items, and oversize materials (such as maps, blueprints, and works of art) that are fragile, or that require special handling. Experienced photographers typically reach productivity levels of up to 120 pages per hour for a rare book or bound manuscript. Extremely large items are photographed in parts and stitched together using software. This is a much more time intensive digital reproduction process.

PhaseOne P65+ Reproduction System (Rare Book/Manuscript/Simple Map)

Materials class Bound materials, fragile and non-fragile, loose leaf items, photographs
Active Pixels 8984 x 6732
Throughput 120 captures/hour
Digital back PhaseOne P65+ full frame CCD
Camera system Digital Transitions R-Cam Reprographic Camera; Schneider Digitar 72mm macro lens
Resolution 300ppi to 600ppi; 8-bit color
Output file format TIFF LZW

 

PhaseOne P65+ Reproduction System (Oversize/Large Map with stitching)

Materials class Bound materials, fragile and non-fragile, loose leaf items, photographs
Active pixels 8984 x 6732
Throughput 120 captures/hour
Digital back PhaseOne P65+ full frame CCD
Camera system Digital Transitions R-Cam Reprographic Camera; Schneider Digitar 120mm macro lens
Resolution 300ppi to 600ppi; 8-bit color
Output file format TIFF LZW

 

WideTek wide format color scanner

Materials class Non-fragile, loose leaf, photographs
Maximum size < 36in on short side
Throughput 16 objects/hour
Sensor 3x Tri-color CCD camera
Resolution 600ppi; 24-bit color
Output file format TIFF uncompressed
   

 

Flatbed scanners

Flatbed scanners are used to digitize non-fragile loose leaf items and photographs. Student operators typically reach productivity levels of up to 40 scans per hour.

Epson 10000XL

Materials class Non-fragile, loose leaf, photograph
Maximum size 12.2in x 17.2in
Throughput 50 images / hour
Sensor Epson Matrix CCD
Resolution Up to 2400ppi, 8-bit
Output file format TIFF LZW

 

Epson V750-M

Materials class Non-fragile, loose leaf, photographs
Maximum size 8.5in x 11.7in
Throughput 30 images / hour
Sensor Epson Matrix CCD
Resolution Up to 6400 ppi, 8-bit
Output file format TIFF LZW

Sheet feed scanner

Sheet feed scanners are used for high-volume digitization of non-fragile loose leaf items, typically from manuscript archives. This device is also optimal for scanning books that can be disbound for scanning. The scanner also includes a flatbed option making it suitable for heterogeneous collections with occasional items not suitable for a feeder.

Canon DR-7090C

Materials class Non-fragile, loose leaf
Maximum size 12in x 17in
Throughput 88 images per minute
Sensor 30-line CCD
Resolution Up to 600ppi, 8-bit
Output file format TIFF LZW