British Library invests in new scanning technology

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The British Library has invested around £235,000 in state-of-the-art scanning equipment to support a variety of its upcoming digitisation projects. The new Zeutschel and Fujitsu scanners will enable the library to digitise a wider variety of printed materials such as newspapers, theses and journals, whilst providing greater levels of quality assurance and more flexible digitisation options.

The scanners will be used on projects such as ETHoS for theses and the digitisation of 19th century newspapers. It should also benefit the library's number of publisher clients. The library has been providing publishers with a backfile digitisation service for five years.