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Scanning sources for research projects

UM Library scanning service

Do you have documents you would like to use in your research? Use our expertise in scanning, indexing and storing scientific and academic sources. Our services offer solutions for  protecting sensitive materials or reading and sharing documents digitally from any work station.

For an example see: Weekblad van het Regt

What can the University Library do for you?

  • Scan documents of different sizes and types (letters, emails, memos, reports, bound volumes, pictures, maps and photographs) in full-colour or black and white of up to A2 size (up to 600dpi)
  • Scan in TIFF, JPG, PDF, PDF/A and other common file formats for different purposes, from displaying materials on a website to printing large-format posters
  • Produce searchable PDFs using the latest OCR technology (both monolingual and multilingual document recognition)
  • Add metadata to documents
  • Provide advice on sustainable storage and access methods

What is the University Library procedure?

The documents you would like to scan cannot be subject to copyright. The processing time varies depending on the quantity and quality of the documents you send us. The University Library will discuss the estimated delivery time with you in advance. We can also show you examples of our contributions to other research projects.

What does it cost?

Prices are based on an hourly rate (and a quotation) and depend on the quality and quantity of the documents you send us.

 

For more information

For a quick respons use the webform below. Would you like to get in contact with one of our specialist, please phone

  • Jacqueline Klinkeberg, Arts and Social Sciences and Law Librarian, T +31 43 38 85 109
  • Leonne Portz, Economics, Business, and Technology Librarian, T +31 43 38  85072
  • Fons van den Eeckhout, Medical and Health Sciences and Psychology Librarian, T +31 43 38 85 170

 

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