Book Scanning

UDS has two high-end scanners:

  • The Zeutschel OS 14000 A1 scanner, and
  • The ATIZ A2 book-cradle scanner

Our scanners offer you a wide range of scanning options.

 

Photo of the Zuetschel scanner in use The Zeutschel machine offers capture of just over A1 size for books, maps or prints at extremely high quality. This machine is the only one of its model installed in Australia. This OS 14000 offers genuine 600dpi scanning and produces images of up to 700Mb. Considering the digital preservation standard we are working to is 300dpi, this device offers capture options far beyond – ensuring significant ‘future-proofing’. The scanner is very fast, capturing a full size, full resolution image in six seconds. The software running the Zeutschel is very sophisticated and allows for image processing ‘on the fly’ together with the creation of various ‘clips’ and derivatives seamlessly within the workflow. The ‘averaging’ function (takes multiple images in a single pass) allows greater image sharpening by virtually eliminating ‘noise’. Unbound items over A1 can be captured in two (or more) scans and ‘stitched’ together.

Zeutshcel OS12000V scanner UDS have recently commissioned a Zeutschel OS12000V to increase the unit's capacity to digitise books up to A2. The scanner features a 90° book cradle with an optional glass plate.

Photo of the original ATIZ book copier prior to modificationThe ATIZ book scanner is a framework which holds two Canon 5D mkII cameras and lighting above a 110 degree book cradle. The cameras each take an image of one of the open pages. This equipment has limitations, but can produce digital preservation standard images of books too fragile to be fully opened.

For advice on which scanner is suitable for your job contact us.


Not all projects can be prioritised for digitisation free of charge, so fee-for-service options may apply. For more information, contact digitisation-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au