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Mc Gill University

Project background

Mc Gill University
  • Customer Mc Gill University
  • Date 2017
  • Country Montreal, Canada
  • Fields of application Cultural Heritage - DIgitization
  • Project Digitization of medieval manuscripts
  • Work performed Digitization of rare and fragile collections

The project issue

Mc Gill University wanted a scanner to digitize rare and fragile collections.

I2S products

In 2017, the university purchased:

  • SupraScan Quartz A1

The SupraScan QUARTZ can digitize from 600 to 1000 dpi, this machine is ideal for scanning music scores which require a minimum of 600 dpi resolution to capture the finest details such as music lifts and characters.

In 2017, only two other institutions in Quebec own a similar machine that is :  the BANQ  and the Canadian Center for Architecture. 

The realization of the project

Mc Gill digitized a book of 600 years old including 145 leaves or 300 parchment pages looking just like a book from Game of Thrones thanks to the SupraScan QUARTZ.

Greg Houston and Ann Marie Holland of Mc Gil University

For more information, we invite you to view the testimony of Mc Gill University

i2S Advantages 

  • a quality scan:

The relief enhancement and anti-glare function are ideal for scanning ancient books.

The SupraScan has two lateral lights fixed onto one spot: the relief enhancement allows them to shut off one of the lights which makes 3D elements such as the brass fixtures stand out.

  • a support for documents of all formats
  • a gentle handling of historical documents

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