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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 Digital Scholarship Center in Knight Library performs high-quality digitization of historical materials, manuscripts, cultural artifacts and visual materials for inclusion in the Libraries' Digital Collections and consults on digitization specifications, equipment, and metadata. The DSC also works with faculty to digitize materials, including slides, photographs, negatives and documents, for research, presentation or publication. Fees are listed on their website. For more details, contact Randy Sullivan, Digital Production Manager or Julia Simic, Metadata and Digital Production Librarian. 


  • 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.


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