Digitization

Betterlight

The staff of the DCAPS Digital Media Group provides expert scanning of photographs, manuscripts, text-based materials, audio/video content, and rare artifacts, using the latest hardware and software applications. Services include bitonal, grayscale, and color scanning (with special procedures for scanning fragile artifacts); digital photography (including color balancing); a/v digitization and format migration (in-house or outsourced); document structuring of image files, and optical character recognition (OCR). Also provided by this group is web design and development services, including usability assessment.

Experts in:

  • Handling rare and fragile items
  • Color management
  • Project-management, including liaising with systems and metadata
  • Printing for exhibitions or publications
  • Large-scale digitization projects
  • Customized web design and ongoing support

Editing station

Can digitize:

  • bound items (rare/non-rare)
  • maps (oversized ok)
  • flat materials (photographs, manuscripts)
  • negatives/positives (including glass-plate)
  • 3-dimensional items
  • limited support for a/v (please inquire)

Equipment includes:

  • Zeutschel 10000 TT bound-book scanner
  • Better Light Super 6-K2 digital camera
  • Canon 5D-MarkII Digital SLR
  • Multiple flatbed devices, including Epson 10000 XL tabloid
  • Fujitsu sheet-fed scanner
  • Nikon Coolscan 5000
  • Epson R2880 Archival Printer
  • A/V digitization suite for VHS; audio cassette & U-Matic (forthcoming); DCAPS provides support for outsourcing all other content

For more information about DCAPS Imaging Lab, contact dcaps@cornell.edu.

Digitization price list (.pdf)