Digitization Resources in the UO Libraries


Options available to UO Portland faculty for digitizing slide collections and other materials


  • A Nikon Coolscan slide scanner, owned by the School of Architecture & Allied Arts, is available at one of the academic workstations in the Portland Library & Learning Commons for use during Library hours. Scanning is the priority use at that workstation. There is no restriction on how many slides you may digitize using the scanner, but you will need to transfer the files to a portable drive or network server because there is no long-term storage on the academic workstations.


  • For a series of printed letter-sized pages, the Ricoh multifunction printer/copier in the Portland Library can be used as a scanner to generate a multi-page PDF file.  The scanner can deliver the PDF file to you via email.  Instructions can be found at the scanner.  For more information, contact PLLC technology staff.


  • The Image Services Center in Knight Library works with faculty to scan materials, including slides, for purposes of research, presentations, or publication. Fees are listed on their website. At present a pilot program is in place under which the ISC will scan, at no charge, up to 200 images per instructor per term for CRN-related projects. For larger projects or for scholarly projects that are not CRN-related, Lesli recommends instructors contact her directly to see what arrangements can be made. The availability of the service and turnaround time depends on workload in the ISC.  Instructors should contact Lesli Larson for details.


  • The Portland Library & Learning Commons may be able to offer local assistance with small-scale digitization projects for UO faculty, when this work fits into PLLC staff schedules. CRN-related scanning will be given priority.  Non-CRN-related projects will be considered a lower priority and undertaken at staff discretion. Contact PLLC technology staff for more information.


  • Julia Simic, the Visual Resources Librarian at the A&AA Library, occasionally works with faculty to digitize unique collections for inclusion in the Art & Architecture Images database and other parts of the Library's Digital Collections. In most cases, personal collections are not candidates for digitization unless formally donated to the Visual Resources Collection. The bar is fairly high for these digitization projects -- the materials must meet certain standards of quality, available metadata, source attribution, and copyright status. The VRC must also have time and staff available to do the scanning work. If a project qualifies, the VRC provides scans of excellent quality with the added benefit of making materials available to the larger scholarly community through a permanent collection. Requests for digitization can be made from the AAI website or by contacting Julia through email.


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Created by kmunro on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Sep 25, 2013