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Scanning and Digitizing

Guide for resources available in Mason Libraries in support of your project in scanning and digitizing.

Scanners Available in Digital Scholarship Center

Plustek (OpticBook A300)


  • ​Efficient, high-quality book scanning up to 11 " x 17" documents
  • Scans an A3 sized page in ~2.48 seconds or a 200 page 8.5 X 11” book in ~20 minutes
  • Book edge design scans book pages without the spine shadow and distorted text associated with book scanning on flatbed scanners or copiers
  • Automatically crops and rotates pages
  • Saves as file formats PDF, searchable PDF, EPUB, BMP, JPG, and TIF

Best used for:plustek2

  • Book scanning
  • Multi-page documents that are fragile

See more specifications in detail: see Spec tab

See the instruction,  "How to use Plusteck" (Step by Step Instruction in pdf)

Fujitsu Document Scanner fi-7160


  • Fast, 60 pages per minute / 120 images per minute scanning in color, grayscale, and monochrome
  • 80 sheets automatic document feeder
  •  Advanced paper handling technology for feeding reliabilityfugita1

Best used for: 

  • Documents that are standard letter size (8.5” X 11”)
  • Single-page documents
  • Documents that can be disassembled easily and without damage
  • Multi-page documents that are not fragile

See specifications in detail: click, Specs tab 

HoverCam (Solo 8Plus USB Document Camera)


  • Easy to use- only has a single USB cable; no power adpters
  • 13 megapixel sensor
  • 480X zoom with ASR for greater zoom range with ultra-clear image detail. 

Best used for:

  • Taking photographs of archival documents

See specifications in detail.                                              

Accessibility: Plustek and Fujitsu are located in DiSC Room B.  Contact to set up an appointment to use any of the scanners.