Digitisation Lab

Digitisation Lab

The library's Digitisation Lab scans and digitises books, maps, manuscripts and other written works in order to make them more readily accessible in digital formats, whilst protecting fragile works from damage due to handling or overuse. The lab is equipped with a variety of sophisticated scanners to ensure that we are able to scan a wide variety of book formats and sizes, including atlases and maps. Some of our scanners are specifically designed to scan rare and fragile publications or manuscripts, while other scanners are semi-robotic, allowing lengthy books to be scanned quickly and without causing damage. Our Digitisation Lab's primary role is to help preserve antiquarian and rare works, by providing researchers, scholars and students with access to digital formats, thus preserving the original works for future generations.

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