Flatbed Scanner vs Overhead Camera Digitization


In this video, Taren Ober, Digital Imaging Specialist at the Library of Congress, describes the two most common and least expensive options for digitizing cultural heritage collections: the flatbed scanner and the copystand. Taren discusses the pros and cons of both options in terms of initial cost, quality of image, time required for setup, and speed of image capture. This video was recorded during the 2015 Post-ATALM SHN Workshop held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC on September 13-15, 2015.