Our EquipmentAnd Its UsesRobert Stibravy, Digital Projects Librarian
Photographic workstation, used primarilyfor large, flat items up to 40”x60”
Shot as two page spread then split inpost-processing
The vacuum is used to flatten the item tohelp eliminate focus and shadowing issues
Wide format scanner – up to 54” (andas long as the file size will allow)
Why not the TTI? Avoid any possibleaberrations in GIS use
Very good for fragile materials
Used for fragile, bound textualmaterials
Pages are shot in sequence
A boundserialThere needs to be anadequate gutter
Large format flatbed scanner
The flatbed does an excellent job dueto its design
Standard size flatbed scanner
The flatbed delivers high fidelity
Microform digitization
MicrofilmThe image quality willdepend on the filmquality
The scanner can accept various sizesof fiche
High speed document scanner
“Standard”textualdocumentsThe Fujitsu scans 90pages/minute duplex
LaboratorynotebooksEven with good qualitythe metadata will needto be transcribed
The “old school” are often in direneed of digitization
Digitized as a WAV file withderivatives made as needed
This one is a U-matic
This one is from the “Westland”project
This model can interface via USB orRCA connector
The original is encoded as an uncompressedWAV and derivatives made as neededDr. Sidney H Zbarsky (1920-2002)
Some sites to enjoy:ž UBC Library Digital Collections•  http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/ž British Columbia Bibl...
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The UBC Library Digitization Centre: Our Equipment and Its Uses

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Presented at the 2013 British Columbia Library Association annual conference in Richmond, BC May 10. Robert Stibravy is the Digital Projects Librarian at UBC Library.

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The UBC Library Digitization Centre: Our Equipment and Its Uses

  1. 1. Our EquipmentAnd Its UsesRobert Stibravy, Digital Projects Librarian
  2. 2. Photographic workstation, used primarilyfor large, flat items up to 40”x60”
  3. 3. Shot as two page spread then split inpost-processing
  4. 4. The vacuum is used to flatten the item tohelp eliminate focus and shadowing issues
  5. 5. Wide format scanner – up to 54” (andas long as the file size will allow)
  6. 6. Why not the TTI? Avoid any possibleaberrations in GIS use
  7. 7. Very good for fragile materials
  8. 8. Used for fragile, bound textualmaterials
  9. 9. Pages are shot in sequence
  10. 10. A boundserialThere needs to be anadequate gutter
  11. 11. Large format flatbed scanner
  12. 12. The flatbed does an excellent job dueto its design
  13. 13. Standard size flatbed scanner
  14. 14. The flatbed delivers high fidelity
  15. 15. Microform digitization
  16. 16. MicrofilmThe image quality willdepend on the filmquality
  17. 17. The scanner can accept various sizesof fiche
  18. 18. High speed document scanner
  19. 19. “Standard”textualdocumentsThe Fujitsu scans 90pages/minute duplex
  20. 20. LaboratorynotebooksEven with good qualitythe metadata will needto be transcribed
  21. 21. The “old school” are often in direneed of digitization
  22. 22. Digitized as a WAV file withderivatives made as needed
  23. 23. This one is a U-matic
  24. 24. This one is from the “Westland”project
  25. 25. This model can interface via USB orRCA connector
  26. 26. The original is encoded as an uncompressedWAV and derivatives made as neededDr. Sidney H Zbarsky (1920-2002)
  27. 27. Some sites to enjoy:ž UBC Library Digital Collections•  http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/ž British Columbia Bibliography•  http://bcbib.library.ubc.ca/ž British Columbia Historical Newspapers•  http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/

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