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Digitization and Digital Curation: Still Imaging Digitization

Still Imaging Services

We digitize printed textual materials (bound or looseleaf), manuscripts, photographs, maps, flat artwork, slides and negatives from Emory's collections. Our team  provides digital reproduction services for library patrons, including MARBL patrons (place requests here), and also supports larger scale projects approved by the Digitization Selection Committee. We also support librarians, archivists, curators and scholars on smaller projects.

We typically produce archival quality TIFF images for long term preservation in Emory's digital repository, as well as use copies in JPG or JP2 format for distribution and use purposes.  Printed text materials are for the most part run through an optical character recognition (OCR) process, and we also frequently create output to define the structure (METS) and layout (ALTO) of printed text.

Still Imaging Equipment

Bound Materials: Robotic Book Scanning

Wide Format Scanner

2D Objects Reprographic Studio (Medium Format Digital Camera)

2D/3D Objects Photographic Studio (Medium Format Digital Camera)

Reflective Media, Loose (Flatbed Scanning)

Flexible Transmissive Media (Negatives and Positives)

  • Virtual Drum Scanner:  Hasselblad Flextight X5
    • Media Holders we currently have (others can be ordered):
      • 4" x 5" (94 x 119 mm)
      • 35 x 24 mm (and 24 x 35)
      • 57 x 57 mm
      • 57 x 42.5 mm
  • Capture Software:  Flexcolor 
  • Workstation: iMac
Quality Control (Equipment/Image Performance) System
Monitor Calibration: i1 Basic Pro colorimeter
File Delivery: YouSendIt

Kirtas 2400 Robotic Book Scanner

PhaseOne/Leaf 80MP Digital Camera

Phase One 645DF w/Leaf Aptus II 80MP back