Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Friday, June 30, 2006

IImage Retrieval Scanning Demonstration and the Digitization of the Diaries of Dr. Dang Thuy Tram

The Vietnam Archive at Texas Tech University has invited Derek Jenkins of IImage Retrieval (www.iiri.com) of Carrolton, Texas, to demonstrate two large format/book scanners. This demonstration is open to the public, and will include the digitization of the Diaries of Dr. Dang Thuy Tram, as well as a variety of other types of materials in the collections of the Vietnam Archive. The demonstration will be held in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library on the TTU campus, and the times will be:

Tuesday, July 11th, 1:30-4:30

Wednesday, July 12th, 9:00-11:30, 1:30-4:00

Please feel free to stop by at any point during the times listed above. Derek will be available to answer questions concerning the two scanners and the other equipment sold by his organization, and Archive staff will be on hand to demonstrate the digitization procedures and answer any questions you may have about the Archive.

The scanners that Derek Jenkins will be demonstrating are the DigiBook 10000RGB and the smaller CopiBook RGB. These scanners are uniquely suited for digitizing large format materials, as well as rare and fragile books and materials. The 10000RGB can scan items up to 25″x 37″ and even larger on the A0 version. In 2002, this scanner was used to digitize the Gutenberg Bible held by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. IImage Retrieval has sold numerous units of both models to universities and museums around the country. More information can be found on their website.

We invite you and your staff and any other interested parties to join us for this demonstration.

For more information, please contact:

Justin Saffell
Head, Information Technology
The Vietnam Archive, TTU
justin.saffell@ttu.edu (mailto:justin.saffell@ttu.edu)
806-742-9010

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