Digital Scholarship Outreach Librarian
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Director of Business Development
Online Resources, Inc.
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library has been digitizing and providing access to community and cultural heritage collections since 2006. Varying formats include: audio, video, photographs, slides, negatives, and text (bound, loose). The library provides access to these collections using CONTENTdm. As 3D technologies become increasingly popular in libraries and museums, IUPUI University Library is exploring the workflows and processes as they relate to 3D artifacts. The library is collaborating with Online Resources Inc., a company that specializes in 3D technology to digitize artifacts from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Online Resources has seen the high prices and complexity of systems hinder entrance into 3D data collection. They have made great strides in cost reduction for small budgets, and clarifying the best scanning system for the job. This presentation will demonstrate Creaform’s Go!Scan 3D while discussing collection digitization for small museums. Presenters will share insight on: key terms and features, how to filter to the correct 3D scanner, and how to reduce the cost of 3D scanning. This session will include discussion of how this technology may be implemented at the local level.