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.

What 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

Can 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: January 15, 2014