Scanning & Editing Texts & Images


Creating digital texts & images

Print resources continue to be critical for the humanities and history fields, but researchers are finding it increasingly useful to digitize those resources to be able to use them in tandem with the growing collection of material already available in electronic format.  The DHC has six dedicated high-end  text scanners, four dedicated high-end image scanners (which can work well with many text projects, too), and a microfilm scanner, all equipped with ABBYY FineReader, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop to produce either image files or machine-readable texts. Four of the scanners can handle large-format items, and three of the image scanners can be used to scan multiple numbers of slides and other transparencies.  Staff will provide assistance and training in the use of this equipment and advice about how to create the files most suitable for your project.  To reserve a scanner, call 212-854-7547 during working hours.

Editing & publishing texts & images

In addition to its scanning workstations, the DHC has nine Windows and seven Macintosh workstations for individual projects, with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, DreamWeaver, and Flash), oXygen XML editing software, and individual copies of related programs, including NISUS,  QuarkXpress, WordPerfect, NotaBene, Captivate, and Camtasia.