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Digital Image Services

Having Digital Images Made
  • From Slides

    The Fine Arts Library Image Collection will scan slides in our collection for inclusion in the Online Image Catalog provided the slides were not commercially purchased or previously donated to us without the necessary reproduction rights. We ask 2 business days per 25 scans.

    If you are interested in having slides scanned, please email us with the call numbers of the slides you would like scanned.

    Currently, we create archival 18MB TIFF files from which compressed Mr.Sid images are made. Slides are scanned on a Nikon Coolscan IV slide scanner.

  • From Books

    The Image Collection will scan images in books for inclusion in the Online Image Catalog. We ask 2 business days per 25 scans.

    If you are interested in having images from a book scanned, please email us a completed digital image request form.

    Currently, we scan at 300dpi and create archival TIFF files from which compressed Mr.Sid images are made. The resulting file size will correspond to the size of the reproduction. Images are scanned on an Epson Expression 1640XL flatbed scanner.

Having Digital Images Purchased

If the images you need are available through a vendor, please email us with the vendor's contact information along with detailed information about the specific images you would like ordered. Provided the images fall within our Collection Development Policy, we will work with the vendor to acquire them.

Digital Image Access

Digital images are available in our Online Image Catalog. The catalog is available to faculty, students and staff at Penn. When accessing the catalog from off-campus, users must proxy into the catalog using their PennKey.

If you need the archival TIFF files, please let us know. We will burn the requested images to a CD for you.