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Willing to Share Experience?

Willing to Share Expertise?

Willing to Share Equipment?

Willing to collaborate on format-based grants?

York University

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

Digitization suite for video - SAMMAsolo

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


I'm not sure if we have any yet

Willing to host visitors - in-kind exchanges


University of Toronto

Digital media - Kryoflux, FC5025, FRED


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)

Audio – Reel-to-reel: ReVox B77, ReVox A77 (both play 3 ¼ and 7 ½ ips); Cassette (x2)

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

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 noneMaybeProbably

University of Guelph


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 Woods

Extra-wide format scanner SmartLF Gx+ T56

Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner

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 well

2.Comparison of Scanner types in general

Scanner typeFlatbedOverheadDrumSlide/FilmMicrofilmDigital Camera
Unique feature
OCR (Optical Character Recognition)

Media Types**R, TRR, TTTR, T
Tonal Range***B/W, G, CB/W, GG, CG, CB/W, G, CG, C
Typical Size Limitations (inches)11x17
12x1735mm, 4x535mm. Some handle 16mm & 105mm, ficheNone
8.5x14 w/ADH****24x18
8.5x11 low-end 
Resolution Range (dpi)300-1200300-6001200-80001000-5000 5000-8500Pixel array: 1600x1200— 12000x10000
Price Range (US$)50-50,000+35,000-100,000+10,000-100,000+ 500-30,000 40,000-250,000 200-40,000
Typical Usesingle leaf, bound volumes (overhead type) oversizepre-pressorig. slides, intermediatesfilm, fiche, aperture cardsbound volumes, 3-D, fragile, oversize
* CCD=Charge Coupled Devices; CIS=Contact Image Sensor; PMT=Photomultiplier Tube; CMOS=Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
** R=Reflective; T=Transparent

*** B/W=Black and White; G=Grayscale; C=Color

****ADH=Automatic Document Handler

Other University Libraries:

  1. McGill:

    No.Name             Price

    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


  2. North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
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