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Digitization Services

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About Digitization Services

The IU Digital Library Program (DLP) digitizes a variety of media formats including image, text, audio and video to support digital library projects. We also serve as consultants for IU departments and individuals with questions regarding digital imaging.

The DLP often digitizes materials in cooperation with IU departments, librarians, and faculty members. Depending on the project, we can work for hire, off our budget, or help put together pilot projects intended to raise funds for a larger project. We are also available to advise on appropriate hardware, software, and procedures for digitizing.

Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist,, 812.856-4752


The following hardware and software is used for digitization:

Imaging Hardware

  • 6 Epson Expression 10000XL - Graphic Arts flatbed scanners
    • Transparency adapter
    • 2400 dpi optical resolution
    • 12" x 17" scanning area for reflective materials
    • Used primarily for tabloid-sized materials
  • Epson Expression 1680 - Graphic Arts flatbed scanner
    • Transparency adapter
    • 1600 dpi optical resolution
    • 8.5" x 11.7" scanning area for reflective materials
  • Epson Perfection 4990- Photo flatbed scanner
    • Transparency adapter
    • 4800 dpi optical resolution
    • 8"x10" scanning area for reflective and transparent materials
    • Used primarily for large-sized transparent materials and small reflective items
  • Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED multiple film format scanner
  • Phase One P45 digital back on Hasselblad H1 camera
  • 2 Fujitsu fi-6770 high speed sheet-fed and flatbed scanner

Imaging Software

Audio/Video Hardware

Audio/Video Software