Solutions for Libraries
For decades, libraries had no choice but to employ general purpose scanning technology to create digital collections from their bound material, a process that is inherently slow, of mediocre quality, and potentially damaging to delicate material and rare books. As part of DT Cultural Heritage’s vision – to be the authoritative destination for digitization solutions – developing a faster, higher quality, and safer method of digitizing books and other bound materials was a priority for us very early on.
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Our award winning systems have been deployed in university libraries at Duke and Harvard, public libraries in New York and San Francisco, and national libraries such as the Library of Congress.
With imaging hardware that exceeds FADGI-4 compliance, material handling hardware and software specifically created for delicate bound material, and DT’s InstantScan capture technology, we have created solutions that maximize quality while generating the lowest net-cost-per-page available. Moreover, with custom system design, workflow optimization, and dedicated training and support, we don’t just build products – we build long term relationships with our clients to provide turnkey solutions for their current and future needs.
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The DT VERSA is a multi-role copy stand that allows the digitization of many different types of material sizes. From books (using the glass top plate), film (partnered with DT FSK), loose manuscripts and flat art. The DT VERSA is a fast and versatile digitizing machine that is a great compliment to any institutions preservation needs.
DT BC100 Book Scanner System
The DT BC100, the fastest and most powerful book capture system available. Using a two camera rail system and state of the art optics and image sensors the DT BC100 can capture page at an astounding rate all while preserving the integrity of the material.
The DT Atom is a table top digitization platform that is completely modular to adapt to any material type. Simply swap out the standard reflective top for our Book Cradle, Transmissive Top or Film Scanning Kit to go from scanning loose material to books to film and more.