Hardware

UF’s Digital Support Services relies on various technologies and collaborates with various technological initiatives like Digital Preservation in order to create and sustain the online collection UFDC. The Digital Support Services owns, operates, and maintains a variety of equipment needed for digitizing existing physical materials and for creating new digital content as well as the use of digitization vendors.

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 department’s 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.

ATIZ BookDrive Mark 2 Scanner

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of main queue items such as bound books, newspapers, manuscripts, ledgers, loose leaf photographs, scrapbooks, fragile material, and periodically other oversized materials.

Canon ImageFORMULA DR-G1130 Sheetfed Scanner

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of main queue items such as books and documents that can be disbound.

CopiBook Cobalt HD

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of main queue items such as bound books, unbound newspapers, manuscripts, ledgers, and periodically other oversized materials.

Epson Expression 10000XL Flatbed Scanner

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of main queue items such as manuscripts, photographs, typescripts, letters, small maps and other flat materials

Large Format Camera System

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of large format items such as maps, charts, posters, herbarium specimens, architecture drawing, photographs, and newspapers; general oversized and/or panoramic items.

Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 ED Slide Scanner

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of main queue items such as 35mm mounted slides and 35mm film strips

Specialty Format Cameras (dSLR) Setup

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of specialty format items such as coins, pins, medallions, books, photographs, negatives, glass slides, scrapbooks, and newspapers.

360 Museum Objects/ Artifacts Scanner

HOW WE USE IT: Digitization of 360 Museum Objects/Artifacts such as figurines, clothing, flatware and pop-up/movable books; general 3D objects.