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Film & Image Services

Scanning Guides

Image Services has created several guides to help faculty, students, and staff learn how to scan various materials. Our recommendations are based on ‘best practices’ in libraries, archives, and museums.


Photographic Materials

Use the following guides to learn how to scan photographic materials (prints, negatives, etc.) using Silverfast:


Textual Materials - PDF & OCR

Adding Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to PDFs makes the material searchable, editable, and compatible with assistive technology tools and text-to-speech/screen reading software. These guides explain how to create a PDF with OCR using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC software:


For any scanning related questions, contact Image Services Manager.

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