Thursday, April 26, 2007

Scanner in the house!

I just got back from the first training session for library staff on our brand-new (and not yet fully paid for) large format scanner. Made by Indus, the scanner will enable us to digitize folio volumes, fragile bindings, small objects, etc. We tested glossy paper, warped paper, original drawings, news clipping books--even a daguerrotype--to see how it would perform on various types of materials, and what manual adjustments are available for optimizing images.

It's certainly not the biggest scanner on the market, nor the most sophisticated, but we're extremely pleased and excited to have the capability to digitize so many more of our extremely fragile materials. Stay tuned for upcoming images produced by our newest acquisition!

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