...pivoting to focus on innovation. Still blogging about copyright and occasionally on digitization.
I use a digital camera (Canon EOS 300D) with a tripod and a laptop. Using the remote control option (space bar takes a picture) I can take about 600 pictures per hour. I use this setup for creating digital images where readability (not preservation) is the goal.
In my context I need the possibility to digitize mobile if...... I'm planning and calculating a large digitization project and want to check certain things (how good does the OCR-software read the originals for example).... the originals can't be moved out of their original place.To do check-scans I use a small scanner like a CanoScan LiDE 90, which can be powered over usb. The quality of these scanners is sufficient just to check what difficulties could arise with the OCR-Software (in my case FineReader). I run a single license of FR on the laptop, where as in the office we run FR on a three-machine-cluster.If the originals can't be moved I often take a Nikon D200 with various fixed focus lenses (24/2.8, 35/2, 60/2.8 Macro, 85/1.8). It's important to use a sturdy tripod and a good head (ArcaSwiss Ballhead in my case).For Audio I use a Laptop with Adobe Audition and a RME Fireface 400 DA-Converter. I also have a pair of Fostex 6301 loudspeakers to control the sound very roughly. If it has to be very mobile I take a Marantz PMD 670 which is handy to copy for example DAT at a customers place or digitize reel-to-reel on an original machine.
Check Casio YC400. It's portable.
We are interested in setting up a small scanning lab. I was wondering if anyone has lab plans that they'd be willing to share.Thanks.
Panjab Digital Library, panjabdigilib.org is a mobile digital archive facility based in Panjab in the northern india, imagine a digital library on a bike or a scooter. There guys have done a lot of by going to different parts of Panjab and India as well. Its mostly supported by volunteers.
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