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Digitization Kits

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Library Of Michigan

Digitization Kits

Digitization Kits

The Library of Michigan circulates Digitization Kits to provide libraries with access to scanning resources without having to invest in costly equipment. This project was designed to increase the capacity of Michigan's libraries and cultural heritage institutions to digitize, provide access to, and preserve their local history collections through digitization.

CLICK HERE to Reserve a Digitization Kit!

Each kit contains everything needed to digitize common formats; please review the contents for each to select the kit appropriate for your project.

Digitization Kit Loan Policy

  

 

Epson Perfection V600 Photo Kit (4 kits available)

Epson Digitization Scanner Kit

Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop
Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop Power Supply
Epson Perfection V600 Photo (scanner)                             
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Power Supply and Cables
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Slide Adapters (x2)
Wireless Mouse
Surge Protector
Kodak Color Separation Guide and Grayscale
Box of Nitrile Gloves
Glass Cleaning Kit
4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
Epson V600 Digitization Guide

 

Plustek OpticBook A300 Plus (4 kits available)

Plustek Digitization Scanner Kit

Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop
Dell Latitude 5520 Laptop Power Supply
Plustek OpticBook A300 Plus
Plustek OpticBook A300 Plus Power Supply and Cables
Wireless Mouse
Surge Protector
Kodak Color Separation Guide and Grayscale
Box of Nitrile Gloves
Glass Cleaning Kit
4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
Plustek A300 Digitization Guide

Software Available on Both Kits
ABBYY FineReader 12
GIMP 2.10.3
ArcSoft PhotoStudio
IrfanView 4.59
Adobe Acrobat Reader
DART
Epson Scan (Epson Driver)
Book Pavilion (Plustek Driver)


Kits can be reserved for up to three months at a time. Borrowed kits appear on the calendar below on the dates they are in use. Check to see when a kit is available before submitting your kit request.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Which scanner should I borrow? 
    • There are two models of scanners available, each model is geared towards different types of media. 
    • The Epson Perfection V600 Photo model is small, lightweight, and ideal to use for digitizing photographs or photographic slides and negatives. It has a 6400 ppi optical resolution, captures 48-bit color, and has a 8.5" x 11.7" scanning surface. It has film adapters that support: 
      • 35 mm mounted slides (4 frames)
      • 35 mm film strips (12 frames)
      • Medium format strips 6x22 cm (2 frames)
    • The Plustek OpticBook A300 Plus model is ideal for digitizing bound or oversized material. It has a 600 ppi optical resolution, captures 48-bit color, and has a 12" x 17" (A3) scanning surface.

     

  • Can I digitize microfilm with either of these scanners? 
    • No, neither scanner should be used to digitize microfilm. 

     

  • How do I reserve a kit? 
    • To reserve a kit:
  • How long can I borrow a kit? 
    • Kits may be borrowed for up to three (3) months at a time; kits may be requested for longer periods depending on circumstances and subject to approval. 

     

  • How many times can I borrow a kit? 
    • You may borrow one kit at a time; kits can be reserved as many times as they are available.

     

  • How does the kit get to me? 
    • Kits are shipped to you via UPS.

     

  • What do I do with the kit when my loan period ends? 
    • At the end of your loan period, make sure that all kit contents have been powered off, replaced in the kit, and that it is packed in the same way as when it arrived. Be sure to:
    • Check the scanner glass so that no materials are accidentally left on scanner.
    • Confirm that files are backed up on your storage device. Files left on laptop will be deleted!
    • Lock the scanner head before moving and packing the scanner (see  Digitization Kit Guide for instructions and lock location).

     

  • Who do I contact with further questions about the kits?
    • Questions about kits can be directed to Biz Gallo, Statewide Digitization Initiatives Coordinator, at GalloB@michigan.gov or 517-335-1402.

     

This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.

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