Library Acquires New Technology to Expand Digitizing Capabilities
In an effort to expand and improve its existing digitizing efforts, the UC Merced Library recently acquired a range of new technologies.
The new equipment allows the library to accommodate materials with a larger physical footprint, and optimizes its current digitizing workflows. The new equipment includes a digital transitions RG3040 reprographic system that provides a worktable and camera mount used for digitizing a range of materials.
The library also purchased a pair of digital transition photon lights. The lights provide preservation-grade and spectrally accurate color reproduction, conservation-friendly UV-filtration and operating temperature, and industrial-grade build quality and longevity.
Lastly, the library acquired a camera system with a digital transitions RCAM reprographic camera and a Phase One IQ3 50MP digital back, which will allow the library to produce images of exceptional quality and will greatly increase the potential for overall digitization output.