Use this guide to learn how to register for an SCRC Researcher Account, schedule an appointment, request special collections materials for use in the Breckinridge Research Room, and order digital scans of special collections materials.
The Breckinridge Digital Studio (BDS), located in the Breckinridge Research Room on the Second Floor of the Special Collections Research Center, is a self-serve digitization studio available to all registered students, faculty, staff, and community members wishing to scan their personal research materials.
The Breckinridge Digital Studio is open during regular SCRC hours.
Breckinridge Digital Studio Equipment
The following equipment is available for users wishing to digitize research materials:
Bookeye 4 Planetary Color Scanner
Ideal for papers, books, photographs
Accommodates flat and bound items up to 18 x 24.4 inches
Scans up to 600 dpi
Full color or grayscale
Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE Film ScannerFilm & Slides
Ideal for 35mm negatives and mounted slides
Scan area: 1.45 x 1 inches (36.8 x 25.4 mm)
Scans up to 7200 dpi
FotodioX LED Studio-in-a-Box Tabletop Studio
Ideal for photographing small to medium-sized objects
Accommodates items up to 25 x 25 inches
Interior LED lighting with black, white, blue, and gray backdrops
Users must supply their own camera
Researchers utilizing the BDS assume all liability in the use of BDS equipment.
Scanning materials and obtaining usage rights is solely the responsibility of the user.
A USB drive is required to save files when using scanning equipment. 8GB USB drives are available at the Breckinridge Research Room desk.