Digitization Services for Stanford Libraries
We digitize library collections in support of research, teaching, and learning for the Stanford community.
We offer high quality digitization of library collections across a wide range of formats using state of the art equipment. We can digitize books, maps, medieval manuscripts, photographs, artworks, 3D objects, audio, video, films, CDs and floppy disks. Just to name a few.
Our service areas include patron requests, project-based digitization, systematic digitization, and management of outsourced digitization projects.
Learn more about each of our labs by following the links below.
Digital Production Group
Visit the Digital Production Group's page to learn more about digitizing print materials
Accessing digitization services
To request digitization services as a library patron, please visit the digitization service page on the Stanford Libraries website. In some cases, we may charge a fee for our digitization services. Review our rate sheet to learn more.
Stanford Libraries staff may visit our internal Digitization Services page for detailed information on accessing project-based digitization.
We are unable to provide digitization services for non-library collections.
Standard delivery formats
|Type of request||Standard delivery format|
|Image||TIFF or PDF|
|Audio||Format: M4A |
Bitrate: 160 (mono) or 320 (stereo) kbps
|Moving Image||Wrapper: QuickTime (MOV) |
Pixel aspect ratio: 640x480 (SD) or 1280x720 (HD)
Video format: H.264/MP4
Video bitrate: 1100-2800 kbps
|Born Digital (Disks, Drives) *||.dd (raw disk image) or .ad1 (logical disk image), text file documenting recovery process, .csv file listing, JPEG images of media, and recovered files|
In addition to generating high quality digital surrogates of the original item, digitized items are accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository, making them discoverable (findable) in SearchWorks (Stanford's Libraries' online catalog).
Digitized items receive a PURL (a persistent URL) to ensure that these materials are available from a single URL over the long-term, regardless of changes in file location or application technology. Images are delivered via the Mirador viewer, and all images are IIIF compliant.
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