digitization requests

Digitization Requests

Due to on-going projects, workflows, and staff time required to configure equipment before scanning, we are not able to provide on-demand scanning. We do offer various forms of scanning services and all non-ILL requests require 48 hours (two business days) advance notice. Current billing rates (2018-2019) for grant funding and non-SCDL can be found here on pages 2 and 3. Equipment and scanning capabilities can be found here.

Request options:

  • Faculty/instructors/researchers looking for general digitization services, please fill out this form.
  • Library staff/faculty looking for thesis/dissertation digitization requestVisit this form, must be signed into StaffWeb to access.
  • Upstate SCDL partner interested in having their collections digitized by Clemson University, please fill out the proposal form at the bottom of this page for consideration. Upstate collections will be hosted on Furman’s CONTENTdm repository, while digitization will be conducted at Clemson. Refer to the SCDL collection policy for help on determining whether proposals are more likely to be accepted.

Digital Project Proposals

Collection Policy for SCDL

Collections from non-profit cultural heritage organizations including libraries, historical societies, museums, archives and educational institutions will be included in SCDL based on the criteria outlined below. Other non-profit organizations with unique digital materials relating to South Carolina history and culture may submit collections for consideration as well.

SCDL Metadata Guidelines

Institutions that wish to have collections digitized by an SCDL regional scan center or their own digital images uploaded should refer to the SCDL Metadata Guidelines.

“The element descriptions presented here represent the Dublin Core fields for the item-­‐level records created and maintained for the South Carolina Digital Library. These guidelines are based on the Dublin Core Metadata Initaitive (DCMI), OCLC’s Best Practices for CONTENTdm and other OAI-­‐PMH compliant repositories: creating shareable metadata, version 3.0, February 2012, and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) guidelines.

The purpose of establishing these standards is to ensure maximum interoperability of descriptive materials across institutions throughout the state. If you require instructions on how to use these guidelines, please contact the South Carolina Digital Library or your regional scanning center.” -SCDL

SCDL Digitization Guidelines

Digitization guidelines set forth by the South Carolina Digital Library to help guide institutions in their archival scanning efforts.

Proposal Form