The Digital Newspaper Team welcomed its newest member this week when the A0 planetary scanner went online.  Last week, the newspaper team attended a one-day training workshop to learn how to scan newspapers on the scanner.  This week, we are scheduling the first projects to be scanned on it.  The planetary scanner can digitize newspapers in full color, which provides us with the opportunity to showcase the beautiful color artwork and comic pages in Texas newspapers.  As a result of adding this new scanner to our production line, we can now create a parallel paper-scanning workflow, which allows us to manage two analog newspaper-digitization processes for increased efficiency.  While we are very proud of our microfilm scanner, we are very excited about the color potential for the A0 scanner, and we are also excited to be able to do twice the work in the same amount of time!


A0 Planetary Scanner