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Digitization Services

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If you are a faculty member who needs materials digitized for classroom use, personal research, or publication:

  • Self-service scanners are located in the Superlab in the library
  • Scanning assistance and scanning by appointment are offered in the Libraries' digital media lab.
  • The TLC Photographic and Imaging Services will scan materials for classroom use free of charge and charges a small fee for other academic uses. The TLC also can direct you to hosting and storage solutions, including Blackboard and MDID. For a consultation, please contact Dan Smith.
  • The TLC Video Production center offers duplication of VHS and PAL and audio cassette tapes for a charge. TLC staff can also direct you to hosting and storage solutions, including UTube, Blackboard, and iTunes.

If you are a faculty member interested in storage and web access solutions for your electronic scholarship and research, please visit the Digital Projects page for information or to schedule a consultation. Possibilities include:

  • Our institutional repository, NC DOCKS, for storage of and worldwide access to pre-prints, post-prints, and other scholarship
  • Disciplinary repositories, such as arXiv, for storage of and worldwide access to various research and scholarship materials, by subject specialty. A list of respositories by subject area is available at OpenDOAR.
  • GoogleDocs and Wordpress for storage, collaborative editing, and web access to documents

If you are a faculty member interested in preservation, digitization, or web access to unique primary source material or rare material of historical significance, please visit the Digital Projects page for information or to schedule a consultation. Some options include:

  • Self-scanning in the Super Lab or digital media lab, or in-house scanning by Digital Project staff
  • Self-posting or in-house posting on free sites such as Flickr
  • Self web-site creation using Wordpress, or IBiblio, or custom website creation and hosting from the library
  • Consultation on advantages/disadvantages to donating material to the Special Collections and University Archives
  • Consultation of funding sources for digitization, preservation, and other grants

If you are a faculty member interested in storage and web access of student scholarship,

  • Senior honor's theses, papers, and portfolio projects may be submitted to our institutional repository, NC DOCKS
  • The Digital Projects unit offers consultation on self-website creation options, such as Wordpress or IBiblio, and the availability of custom website creation/hosting by the library