DCAPS
Digital Consulting & Production Services

Digitization

DCAPS Digital Media Group provides expert digitization of image, text and time-based media. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we provide support for a wide range of material types, but specializing in rare artifacts. Along with consulting in digitization best practices, we host a suite of services designed to prepare materials for archiving and management.

Our expertise includes:

  • 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

Services

Image-based materials, photographs, manuscripts, texts, and rare artifacts

  • Bi-tonal, grayscale, and color scanning
  • Digital photography and processing
  • Document structuring of image files
  • Optical character recognition (OCR)

Audiovisual and other time-based media

  • Highest quality digitization (capture) and reformatting of audiovisual material
  • Digital transcoding, processing, and other file-type conversions
  • Creation of master and streaming files

Visit our audiovisual digitization page for more information.

Digital forensic services

Services for digital forensics leverage our developing program within Digital Curation Services to care for CUL's digital assets. We offer our services more broadly as our resources permit.

  • Assessment of data on obsolete media types, for example floppy disks, CD-ROMs, and a variety of hard drive connections and platforms
  • Migration into current, more widely-used formats and storage media
  • Emulation strategies for obsolete content

Formats

We can digitize:

  • Bound items (rare/non-rare)
  • Maps (all sizes)
  • Flat materials (photographs, manuscripts)
  • Photographic negatives/positives (including glass-plate)
  • 3-dimensional items
  • audiovisual formats

Equipment

  • Zeutschel ScanStudio bound book scanner with 100MP Phase One IQ3 back
  • Zeutschel 10000 TT bound-book scanner
  • Nikon D-800 and D-810 Digital SLR cameras
  • Phase One IQ3 100 megapixel medium format repro camera
  • Atiz scanner equipped with Canon 5D-MarkII Digital SLR cameras
  • Epson 10000 XL tabloid flatbed scanner
  • Fujitsu fi 6230 sheet-fed scanner
  • Epson R2880 Archival Inkjet Printer

See our audiovisual digitization page for our list of AV equipment.

Digitization price list (PDF)