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Digitizing Collections

The Express Document Center can scan your print collections for digital preservation. We offer a quick turnaround time and reasonable rates (and match prices from outside vendors).

Digitized materials can be saved in a variety of formats to suit your needs, including tiff, jpeg, PDF, and uncorrected OCR.

Map depicting the battle on the hill of Barrabás from the Morales de Escárcega CollectionWhat materials can be digitized?

  • loose paper
  • bound books
  • photographs
  • illustrations
  • slides
  • microfiche
  • microfilm
  • architectural drawings
  • blueprints
  • oversized items
  • materials in fragile condition

What are the benefits of digitizing my collection?

  • high quality scanning done to your specifications
  • professional preparation and care for your original materials
  • archival quality
  • saves space
  • preserves originals
  • online access

Photograph of hair dressing of a native woman from the Homer Shantz Photography CollectionCan I see some examples?

There are several examples of collections digitized by the Express Document Center on the University of Arizona Institutional Repository (UAiR). These include:

Contact us

Express Document Center
University Libraries
Main Library, First Floor

Phone: (520) 621-4863
FAX: (520) 626-7444


Last modified: August 28, 2014