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Digital Support Services (DSS)
Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

P: 352.273.2900
F: 352.392.6597
UFDC@uflib.ufl.edu

Flatbed Scanners

The following lists equipment used by the Digital Support Services department at the University of Florida Libraries. This list should not be taken as an endorsement of any manufacturer's product. Those using this list as a guide for their own purchases should be cautioned that equipment suited to the departments specific needs, source documents, or fitness-for-purpose determinations may not be suited to another institution's needs, the source documents they intend to image, or meet other fitness-for-purpose requirements.

Flatbed Scanner

Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL

Specifications

Platen: 11x17

Connections: FireWire or USB 2

Remarks: Reliable; Good tonal range; Scanner interface supports optimal control of image creation; Color calibration is easy to use.

This scanner is avaiable in two configurations: with a transparency adaptor and without a transparency adaptor. Units purchased with the transparency adaptor ship with an alternate, easily interchaged reflective-media-only cover. DSS purchases with transparency adaptors. Most units, however, are configured for reflective media; and, covers are interchanged as needed.

Deployment: thirteen (13) units deployed within Digital Support Services; 1 unit, in the Map & Imagery Library; 1 unit, in the Department of Special & Area Studies Collections.

Primary Use: flat paper (e.g., small maps, typescripts, letters, etc.); volumes that open flat (e.g., volumes sewn or stapled through-the-fold; pamphlets, brochures, etc.)

Example Projects, Used for: PALMM Literature for Children / UFDC Children's Literature

Staffing: used by student assistants under the supervision of the Imaging Unit's Production Section heads.

 

Epson Expression 10000XL

Models and Specifications

Platen: 11x17

Connections: FireWire or USB 2

Remarks: Reliable; Excellent tonal range; Scanner interface supports optimal control of image creation; Color calibration is adequate but not easily used.

This scanner is available in two configurations: a graphic arts edition and a photo edition. The UF Digital Library Center utilizes the graph art edition.

Deployment: three (3) units deployed within DSS

Primary Use: photographs; flat paper (e.g., small maps, typescripts, letters, etc.)

Example Projects, Used for: UFDC University Archives Photograph Collection (selected items only)

Staffing: used by student assistants under the supervision of the Imaging Unit's Production Section heads.

 


 

Last modified: Tuesday February 21 2017 lp