Digitization and Digital Preservation

Digitization Request Form
Click below to fill out the RDC Digitization Request Form. You will be asked to login using your BearID (first_last) and password.
Contact Us
Contact us with questions, comments, or information at digitalcollectionsinfo@baylor.edu.
The Digitization and Digital Preservation (DDP) team serves the special collections, holding institutions, and museums of Baylor University through digitization of rare and unique items, preservation of digital files, and presentation of digital collections as part of the Digital Collections of Baylor University.

Digitization Services

DDP provides a full range of scanning services for Baylor's collecting institutions and by request from faculty members who need digital versions of rare, unique, or fragile materials necessary for their research or classroom instruction.

Our Digital Collections

The Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections contain thousands of unique items spanning from the Medieval era to the present. Our collections are drawn from the holdings of world-class institutions like the Texas Collection, Armstrong Browning Library, and the Poage Legislative Library.

Read our collection development policy for information on what we ask for when considering a collection for digitization.

The Ray I. Riley Digitization Center

The Ray I. Riley Digitization Center (RDC) is a state-of-the-art center dedicated to the creation and long-term preservation of Baylor University¹s digital collections. Working with the campus libraries, archives, museums and others, the staff at the RDC utilize specialized digitization equipment to create digital surrogates of Baylor¹s unique holdings for presentation in the Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections.

Equipment in the RDC includes:

  • Audio sound booth with 3 turntables for parallel analog disc digitization

  • Filmfabriek HDS+ 8mm/16mm film scanner

  • Cruse large format scanner (5 ft. x 8 ft. scanning capability)

  • KABIS 3 high-speed book imager

  • BlackMagic Video Digitization workstation

  • Cassette transfer workstation

  • Sony-based camera imaging workstation

  • Zeutschel OS 12002v book scanner

  • Zeutschel OS 14000 A0 and A2 format scanners


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