Imaging Center

Imaging Center Logo ImageThe Imaging Center provides high quality digital images for the Libraries. Imaging work is done for projects mounted on the SIL website, but also for support purposes such as gallery exhibition design and installation; print publications of the Institution; and other publication needs. The imaging center is the primary digitizer of all large-format (folio, map) materials held at the Libraries and scans all Smithsonian folio material destined for the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Staff at the Imaging Center are also responsible for workflow and quality assurance for imaging done by outside vendors.

Equipment List 10/2012

PhaseOne P65+ scanning back with DT RCam and Digital APO Lens System
used on a camera stand with strobe lighting

BC100 Book Capture System with two PhaseOne P40+ scanning backs angled glass platen and continuous LED lighting

Epson 10000XL large format flatbed scanner

CaptureOne imaging software
Macaw metadata capture and workflow

Golden Thread 


Smithsonian Libraries does most of it's mass-scanning in partnership with the Internet Archive.