New Video: The Smithsonian’s Conveyor-Belt Driven Imaging System
New video online today from the Smithsonian’s Digitization Program Office.
Given its scale and diversity, the Smithsonian’s collection of 138 million items presents a unique digitization challenge. This video showcases a conveyor belt driven imaging system digitizing 270,000 items from the numismatics collections at the National Museum of American History in a matter of months.
See Also: Additional Background in, “Thousands of Items in Only Hours: New Article Reports on the Smithsonian’s “Rapid Capture” Digitization Process” (Jan. 15, 2015)
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