Digitization and Digital Preservation

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

Digitization and Digital Preservation (DDP) provides specialized scanning services for Baylor University faculty, researchers and special collections using the resources of the Ray I. Riley Digitization Center.

Digitization for faculty

DDP provides the following scanning services for Baylor faculty.

Printed materials that are rare, fragile, or oversized (i.e., larger than 8.5" x 11")

Migration of analog video to digital
Conversion of material on VHS and U-Matic to digital files for in-class presentations

Migration of analog audio to digital
Conversion of material on analogue disc (LPs, 33-1/3, 45s, 78s) and cassette tape to digital files

Delivery of digital files
Files are transferred to clients via BearSpace and are made available using a private link for your convenience. Faculty may also provide other media to the RDC -- such as CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, or flash drives -- to receive digital files.

To request digitization services, please complete the Digital Materials Request Form. For questions, email digitalcollectionsinfo@baylor.edu or call Allyson Riley at 254-710-4057.

Digitization for special collections

The DDP provides a full range of digitization services for the special collections libraries, holding institutions, and museums of Baylor University.

To discuss a digitization project with the DDP team, please contact us at: digitalcollectionsinfo@baylor.edu.

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 University's 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

Our Team

Stephen Bolech
Senior Academic Consultant, Audio-Visual Digitization Studio Manager
Evangeline Eilers
Academic Consultant, Digitization Specialist
Hannah Engstrom
Academic Consultant, Digitization Specialist
Kyle Felkins
Digital Media and Metadata Assistant
Allyson Riley
Academic Consultant, Digitization Coordinator
Darryl Stuhr
Director, Digitization and Digital Collection Preservation Services
Travis Taylor
Academic Consultant, Digitization Specialist

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702