Digitization Lab

Have a Work Request? Use the Digitization Form

Our lab works with you to create the best archival reproductions of materials for scholarship and other academic purposes. The digitization lab has the ability to digitize rare books, manuscripts, artwork, negatives (of all formats), and much more.

The lab digitizes thousands of images every year and employs the best methods, practices, and standards to ensure professional quality. 

To arrange a lab request, please contact one of our staff for a consultation. Consults include a gathering and exchange of information and recommendations that will ensure the best possible result. We work with you to create a project timeline and transfer completed files.

Once scanned or photographed, all image files are edited, cropped, and rigorously reviewed. After the completed files are delivered to the client, back ups are kept on lab servers for a limited time. 

Our goal is to give every client an accurate digital reproduction of the original document(s), respecting its original form and content.

Current Equipment:

  • Slide Scanner (SlideSnap pro)
    • Capable of digitizing large collections of 35mm archival slides
  • Epson Flatbed Scanner (Expression 12000XL)
    • A versatile large format scanner that allows the user to digitize anything from 35mm negatives to images up to 12.2” x 17.2” at high resolutions 
  • Large Format Scanner (ColorTrac Scanner)
    • High quality scan of documents up to 44” 
  • Book Pavilion 
    • Scan books up to 12.2” x 17.2” 
  • Overhead Camera Copy Stand
    • Allows a camera to be mounted above for photographing books or any other objects necessary
  • Nikon D810
    • Full Frame 36.3 megapixels
    • Capable of photographing objects, books, negatives, and more formats

Copyright Law

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” This institution has the right to refuse to accept a digitizing order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

For general guidance and advisement on copyright infringement, view the Fair Use & Copyright page and refer to Frances Andreu, the Digital Initiatives Librarian.

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