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Digitization

Georgetown University Library has an overhead scanner to support digitization for personal use. For more information about digitizing materials for individual purposes, please visit this page.

To support digital initiatives at Georgetown University, we use a variety of hardware to digitize items like books, photographs, negatives, original artwork, fragile materials like manuscripts or rare books, and oversized items. 

Digitization Equipment

Zeutschel OS 14000 TT

This high-volume overhead scanner captures images at up to 600 DPI, and is the workhorse of Georgetown University Library's digital lab. It is designed for use with archival and special collection material, including bound and flat materials. The scanner has been used for numerous digital projects at Georgetown University, ranging from contemporary artwork to 19th century diaries in deteriorating condition.

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. At Georgetown, we are using it to image glass slides in the John Brosnan, SJ, Photographic Collection.

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.

Contact us? Email digitalscholarship@georgetown.edu