Digital Conversion Unit

Image of Book Cover Plate from title- A short history of book binding and a glossary of styles and terms used in binding The Digital Conversion Unit digitizes original materials including books, photographs, journals, rare documents and artifacts primarily for the University Library using flatbed & planetary scanners and digital photography. We are currently involved in the Michigan Digitization Project in collaboration with Google. Our customers include the MPublishing, Interlibrary Loan, and Deep Blue.

Because preservation of original materials is part of our goal, we work closely with Preservation & Conservation staff to determine the best method of handling original items.

If you desire to have your materials made available as part of the University Library's digital collections, we can act as your liaison with the rest of the Digital Library Production Service. Our staff will work with you to determine the best method of digital capture for your items based on their nature, condition, and potential use online.

Our equipment is for use by Digital Conversion staff only. Equipment is available for scanning personal materials at the Knowledge Navigation Center in the Graduate Library, Tech Deck in the Undergraduate Library, or Groundworks in the Duderstadt Center. Please see our Handouts page for more information on personal projects.



Book Scanning
Digital Photography
OCR & Text Encoding
Audio Digitization Pilot Project
Request for Digitization (Patron Requests)



Project Initiation
Current Digitization Specs (PDF)
Current Rates (PDF)
Current Projects
Past Projects

Directions to Digital Conversion

Digital Library Persistent URL Search

Preservation Microfilm

Page maintained by Lara Unger
Last modified: 01/28/2014