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York University

Scanners - Epson 10000XL (x4), BetterLight overhead scanner for maps/posters

Digitization suite for video - SAMMAsolo (underutilize)

Video- VHS, 1" Video Tape (BVH 2000), U-Matic

Audio - reel-to-reel: TASCAM-32, TEAC X300R, Philips N4504, Sony TC-630, Fostex A-series,

Audio- tape cassette: Nakamichi 681ZX

New media creation equipment (part of a new lab pilot project) including:

  • VR headsets
  • AV recording/editing equipment/software geared towards amateur users that can be lent out to York students/staff/community (mobile lighting kits, Zoom recorders, microphones, 360 cameras, etc.)


I'm not sure if we have any yet

Willing to host visitors - in-kind exchanges


University of Toronto

Digital media - Kryoflux, FC5025, FRED, Modular write blocker kit (Firewire, SATA/IDE, USB, SAS)


Yes, such as it is

Yes, though Kryoflux has some licensing issues. We can chat. =)

(thumbs up)

Queen's University


Scanners – Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Epson Perfection 4870 Photo, Fujitsu fi-4750C, Canon EOS 60D DSLR and camera stand

Microfilm – ScanPro 2000 scanners (x2)

Video – VHS (x2), Beta (x2), U-Matic (x2), ½" Tape (Sony AV-3600), Video 8 (Sony EV-S350)

Video Digitization - BlackMagic Express, Miranda DV-Bridge Pro (Firewire), AV Tool Time Base Corrector, Sima Color Corrector

Audio – Reel-to-reel: Ballfinger M 063 H5 (3¼. 7½, 15 ips), ReVox B77, ReVox A77 (both play 3 ¼ and 7 ½ 3¼ and 7½ ips), Sony TC-270 (1 7/8 ips); Cassette (x2); Microcassette; TASCAM DA-20 DAT, Denon DP450USB Turntable (33, 45, 78 rpm)

Audio Digitization - Sound Devices MixPre II

USB peripheral drives – 3½” floppy, 5¼” floppy, iOmega Zip 250

Digital media - FRED, Tableau forensic bridge (USB3 write blocker)


Scanners – Epson Perfection V600 

Epson GT-15000

book2net Spirit

Konica Minolta MS6000 MKII microform scanner

ScanPro 2000 microform scanners (five)

ST 200-DFV digital microform scanner



Depends on the equipment (would require in-house use for some pieces - but we love having visitors!)


Brock University

Laurentian University

Dan Scott

Marthe Brown

Atiz Bookdrive Pro w/ Canon EOS 5D Mark II cameras

Microform - ScanPro 3000 scanner

YesI'm sure we have noneMaybeProbably2020-05-14

University of Guelph

Curtis Sassur 

Epson Expression 10000 XL scanners,


Victoria Sigurdson

Scanners - Epson 10000XL X2, Epson V700 Photo, HPN9120 (high capacity document scanner, flatbed too) X2

Digitization suite for video (in progress)- MacPro, DeckLink Studio, UltraScope

Video- VHS X2 (JVC) , U-Matic X2, DVD X2 (Samsung), DV/Mini DV (JVC BR-DV3000U), Hi8 (Sony)

Audio- Cassette deck (Luxman K-111)

Cameras - Nikon DSLR X2 (D700, D200)

Copystand - Kaiser rePro

Photography equipment - lights, backdrop, reflectors, softboxes, tripod, etc.


Sure (we've been focused mainly on digitizing images and text)

Depends on equipment, loan duration, and local needs.

Yes (pending UL approval)


Epson Expression 10000 XL scanners

Audio cassette deck - harman kardon CD 191

Digital camera - Nikon D40 K1

Camera / Copy Stand Solution (30"x40") ; TT1 Work Station 3040 ; X71 Digital Camera 71 MP

"Viewscan III Digital viewer/scanner (includes universal carrier, USB3, 7x­105x lens, 14MP

Book2Net scanner


yes, to the extent that we have it.

Willing to host visitors - amenable to considering in-kind exchanges

Yes, pending approvals.

McMaster University

Kirtas 2400-RA Robotic Scanner (Kirtas BSE, Kirtas KILTS, Kirtas OCR Manager)

Extra-wide format scanner SmartLF Gx+ T56 (Suitable For: Reprographics, Mapping & GIS, Aeronautics & Automotive And Other Over Size Large Format Documents)

Epson Expression 10000 XL scanners

Cannon ImageFormula DR-4010 scanner

YesYesDepends on the equipment Yes
Western UniversityCheryl WoodsLeanne Olson

Extra-wide format scanner SmartLF Gx+ T56

Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner

Atiz Bookdrive Mark II w/ Canon EOS 5D Mark IV cameras

YesYesDepends on equipment


University of WindsorDevon Mordell(still in the inventory stage)YesIf we can contribute any, most certainlyYes, if okay with making the trip to lovely WindsorYes - probably should mention the pending UL approval part as well7-Oct-2019
Library and Archives Canada / Digipres Division


Archive-IT account holder since 2013

Extensive hardware museum for migrating legacy carriers

Lots of external encrypted USB drives/keys (FIPS)

TEMPEST and EMSEC equipment /expertise

Epson Expression 10000XL

Macs (Macbook Mini / Pro / Air)

Spinning up Preservica


(Digital government and private archives; digital library; Web Archiving Program; Digital Preservation Program; PAIMAS for records).
Willing to host visitors / send us your students!Perhaps?  If a federal body can be in-scope 7-Oct-2019
Trent University

PhaseOne XF IQ1 60MP

  • Lens: Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS f/2.8

Nikon D7500

  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
  • AF Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6G

Kaiser rePRO column and Hensel Expert D500 lights

2x IA Scribes

BlackMagic Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0

Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

Equipment is part of our Odette Critical Making Studio (Full list maintained at:

YesYesWilling to host visitors, possibly open to lending equipment for projects on ad hoc basisYes2021-06-24

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  1. McGill:

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    Kirtas KABIS I

    Page images are captured using the latest Canon 22MP cameras

    in full 24 bit color in a fraction of a second; one for left-side pages and one for right-side pages.

    The images can be captured at 325 dpi resolution with superior sharpness and excellent color fidelity.

    Comment :

    This scanner is very pricy and does not have a V-shaped glass.

    2  Book2net V-Scan Cobra
    • Parallel use of two high performance CCD sensors with 40 Megapixel
    • High resolution of 300-800 ppi
    • 0.3 sek. scanning time / dualpage
    • 1.9 sek. processing time
    • Optimized signal to noise relation for OCR recognition
    • Need to have technicians come to adjust the cameras

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    North Carolina Digital Heritage Center