People can be lured into thinking that all it takes to digitize something is a scanner and some metadata. This guide illustrates the practical aspects of digitization such as:
- the physical challenges of scanning books without cutting the spine,
- the differences between a “scanner” that uses a scanning head vs a “scanner” that uses a camera,
- the different options for workflow for digitized items, and
- the reasons for choosing one scanner over another for reasons other than price.