Large Format Scanner
What it is
The large format scanner was acquired by Special Collections as part of the Goldsby Family Arkansas History Laboratory.
The purpose of this specialized scanner is for use in digitization of large format materials. These include projects undertaken by Special Collections, the Map Collection, or other library units, as well as cooperative efforts with the UA Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), and other university departments.
Who can use it
Members of the UA community and those consulting library collections. The scanner may not be used by commercial entities.
What can be scanned
The scanner can accommodate items up to 42" wide; length is unlimited.
Materials to be scanned must be flat.
Brittle or creased items, pencil or charcoal sketches, or other fragile materials will be placed in a mylar sleeve for protection. This document preparation can add to scanning time.
How to use it
- Contact us in advance:
- Plan ahead; the scanner takes an hour to warm up and can only run for a limited amount of time before it must cool down.
Some materials must be prepared for scanning and staff support is not available without advance notice.
Library staff will not accept “drop-offs” of material to be scanned, you must be present when we scan your personal files.
- Bring storage media with you
Scanned files can be quite large; bring a writeable DVD or USB / Flash drive or portable drive with at least 4GB of storage.