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Our equipment and its uses Stribravy, Robert Apr 28, 2014

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Our Equipment And Its Uses Robert Stibravy, Digital Projects Librarian Photographic workstation, used primarily for large, flat items up to 40”x60”  Shot as two page spread then split in post-processing The vacuum is used to flatten the item to help eliminate focus and shadowing issues Wide format scanner – up to 54” (and as long as the file size will allow) Why not the TTI? Avoid any possible aberrations in GIS use Very good for fragile materials Used for fragile, bound textual materials Pages are shot in sequence A bound serial There needs to be an adequate gutter Large format flatbed scanner The flatbed does an excellent job due to its design Standard size flatbed scanner The flatbed delivers high fidelity Microform digitization Microfilm The image quality will depend on the film quality The scanner can accept various sizes of fiche High speed document scanner “Standard” textual documents The Fujitsu scans 90 pages/minute duplex Laboratory notebooks Even with good quality the metadata will need to be transcribed The “old school” are often in dire need of digitization Digitized as a WAV file with derivatives made as needed This one is a U-matic This one is from the “Westland” project This model can interface via USB or RCA connector The original is encoded as an uncompressed WAV and derivatives made as needed Dr. Sidney H Zbarsky (1920-2002) Some sites to enjoy:  UBC Library Digital Collections • http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/ British Columbia Bibliography • http://bcbib.library.ubc.ca/ British Columbia Historical Newspapers • http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca/ 

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