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For decades, libraries had no choice but to employ general-purpose office-oriented scanning technology to digitize their collections, a process that is inherently slow, of mediocre quality, and potentially damaging to delicate material and rare books. As part of DT Heritage’s vision – to be the authoritative destination for digitization solutions – developing a faster, higher quality, and safer method of digitizing books and other bound materials was a priority for us very early on.
Our award winning systems have been deployed in university libraries at Duke and Harvard, public libraries in New York and San Francisco, national libraries such as the Library of Congress, and many more.
With imaging hardware that exceeds FADGI-4 compliance, material handling hardware and software specifically created for delicate bound material, and DT’s InstantScan capture technology, we have created solutions that maximize quality while generating the lowest net-cost-per-page available. Moreover, with custom system design, workflow optimization, and dedicated training and support, we don’t just build products – we build long term relationships with our clients to provide turnkey solutions for their current and future needs.
For institutions looking to outsource some or all of their digitization, our service division, DT Heritage, has extensive experience working with special collections and rare books.
See below to browse selected systems, view case studies, or request a complimentary consultation with our team.
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With the technology, expertise and services offered by DT Heritage, it is possible to create a very high-quality digital mirror of your original assets, creating an immediately accessible digital archive.
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DT Heritage helps news organizations, production companies, movie studios, songwriters, publishers, theaters, and other rights holders activate the power of their un-digitized heritage by turning physical artifacts into searchable, accessible digital assets at the highest resolution available today.
- Our patented technology produces images at up to 14K resolution, the highest image quality on the market and years ahead of the 6K that is just now becoming common. Since you’re making the effort to digitize, we make sure the quality stands the test of time — so that you can repurpose it in multiple ways well into the future.
- So many of the world’s most demanding and respected organizations have trusted DT Heritage to digitize their prized collections, no matter their age, condition, size, or shape. Get the picture with our case study videos.
- Unlike other digitization providers, we can tailor your solution to give you exactly what you need — products, service, training, or a mix of all three.
- Our equipment is designed for ergonomics, ease of use, and speed, and it exceeds national and international image quality standards.
We can digitize anything at a level of detail you can’t get anywhere else. You have to see it to believe it. Check out our product videos to see the equipment in action.
Meet the DT Element, it’s more than a copy stand – a complete digitization platform. The stand, camera, and column tightly integrate with our software for fast and easy preservation-grade digitization. Our DT Element complies with FADGI 4-star, Metamorfoze Strict, ISO 19264 image quality, and JHOVE file format standards. What can you digitize with the DT Element? Nearly everything. It’s equally at home scanning bound materials, manuscripts, flat artwork, maps, translucent materials such as film or glass plate negatives, as well as specimens. The camera can even be removed to capture installation artwork, in-situ art, architecture, and more.
Meet the DT Versa, our solution designed for the digitization of all kinds of collections. The stand, camera, and column seamlessly integrate with our software for fast and easy preservation-grade digitization. The Versa allows digitization with or without glass contact. With the Versa hardtop in place, all scanning is done 100% contact-free. Removing that hardtop reveals a conservation-friendly glass top with a user-settable maximum and with such precise control of the object that the operator can raise the object to lightly kiss the glass.
The DT Atom is the world’s most versatile digitization platform. The DT Atom is a table-top digitization platform that can adapt to nearly any material type. All DT products are modular and the DT Atom is no exception, with most of its adaptability owed to its removable tabletop. We call the DT Atom the “building block of digitization.” Simply swap out the standard reflective top for one of our seven accessory tops, to handle books, loose material, film, glass plates, textiles, maps, and more. Nearly anything in an encyclopedic collection can be scanned on a DT Atom.