Appendix: Recommended Equipment and Software

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Appendix: Recommended Equipment and Software
Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes
Taylor, Laurie
Wooldridge, Brooke
Sullivan, Mark
Mariner, Matt
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PAGE 1 Recomme nded Equipment and Software: 1 Appendix: Recommended Equipment and Software Recommended Minimum Equipment Computer workstation o PC with Windows 2000, NT, XP, or 7; 1 GB RAM ; CD-RW; 17 inch monitor Scanner Recommendations o Large format, graphic arts quality scanner that will support digitization of photographs, book pages, maps, etc. Scanner will need to be calibrated periodically. o Recommended Scanners ( ) Flatbed scanner: Epson Expression 10000XL or Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL Sheet-feed scanner: Panasonic KV-S2 046Cor KS-S2026C Recommended Minimum Software Image Capture Software o Digital image capture software is suppl ied by scanner manufacturers. Not all image capture software is the same ho wever. Epson image capture software supports a full range of image settings for flatbed scanning, where as most consumer market scanner software does not. Image Processing Software o Used to perform single and batch image editing (crop and deskew). o Recommended Image Processing software: Adobe Photoshop (CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, or CS5) Or, Adobe Photoshop Elements dLOC Applications o Used to create digital object packages and metadata and to transfer files. o Recommended Software: myDLOC online tools: SobekCM METS Editor with FTP or the dLOC toolkit: Archive Applications o Used to archive locally in addition to archiving remotely with dLOC. o Recommended CD/DVD Local Archiving Software: Roxio Nero