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To support digital initiatives and scholarship at Georgetown University, the Digital Services Lab makes use of a variety of hardware to digitize books, photographs, negatives, original artwork, manuscripts, and oversized items.
Georgetown University Library has an overhead scanner to support digitization for personal use, and the Gelardin New Media Center has equipment for digitizing some video and audio materials for individual purposes.
Zeutschel OS 14000 TT
This overhead scanner captures images at up to 600 DPI. It is designed for use with archival and special collections, including bound and flat materials. The scanner has been used for numerous digital projects at Georgetown University, ranging from contemporary artwork to 16th century rare books.
Epson Expression 10000XL Scanner
This flatbed scanner is used for digitizing photographs, negatives, and other small flat materials. It captures color images up to 2400 DPI, making it suitable for projects where details are the key to imaging.
Avision Bookedge Scanner
This scanner is specifically designed to image contemporary books and journals, and is frequently used for projects where rapid access to scholarship and clarity of text is essential. It captures greyscale or color images up to 300 DPI.