Digitization Labs Tour - Part One: Overview

October 19, 2012

From the humble beginnings of a single flatbed scanner in 1996 when Stanford Library first began producing digital files, the digitization program 16 years later now is home to 8 different labs.  These labs support the digitization of books, photos, manuscripts, video, audio, and born digital materials. 

Just in case anyone missed the tours given at the Library Open House, this short video takes the viewer on a quick tour through these different lab spaces with a brief overview of the different types of materials and workflows.  Later segments will explore each lab in greater detail and discuss how physical handling challenges, the needs of each type of material, and desired end product all play a role in producing a digital file.

For more information: http://library.stanford.edu/projects/digitization-services