In any digitisation project it is necessary to consider the types of equipment that will be needed. There are a number of different ways to capture digital images such as cameras, flatbed scanners and book scanners, each of which performs a different function as well as having their own pros and cons.
When making decisions regarding the purchase and use of digital imaging equipment there are a number of considerations to make. Purpose, ease of use and cost are certainly part of the decision making process and this can only really be embarked upon once an understanding of the issues involved is achieved.
This Jisc Digital Media toolkit sets out to look at each of these technologies in detail, outlining both the theory behind the technology, along with more practical insights. This toolkit includes a look at the theory behind the technology used in digital image capture as well its practical application. It looks at cameras and scanners in depth and provide the stakeholder with the knowledge required to make informed decisions when purchasing, what can be, very expensive items of equipment.