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Part II.

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Access to equipment and in-house training must be negotiated with York University Libraries, and may be subject to an memorandum of understanding (MOU).

Photographic images and illustrations, and Textual material

Our flatbed scanners can accommodate pamphlets and broadsides that are no larger than 11 x 17 inches (28 x 43 cm)

Pamphlets and manuscripts

Our flatbed scanners can accommodate pamphlets and broadsides that are no larger than 11 x 17 inches (28 x 43 cm)

Bound volumes

If you are working with a bound book, we typically work with the Internet Archive located at the University of Toronto to digitize the whole object.  They have criteria for digitization based on their equipment. Items must be:

  • no larger than 10 inches wide and 13 inches tall (28 x 33 cm), i.e. folio (fo)
  • no smaller than 3 x 5 inches (7.5 x 12.8 cm), which is also known as a crown sixteenmo (16o)
  • the gutter must be generous enough that you can place a pencil on the page and not obscure the text. Check this at various points in the book to ensure that the page count and tightness of the binding does not preclude digitization of the complete object
  • book cannot have any elaborate inserts, folded maps or diagrams

Oversized text, prints, posters and maps

YUL has a large scanning bed that can accommodate items as large as 120 x 150 cm.

 

License

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Digitization Equipment Available at York University Libraries by York University Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.