Digital Archiving Lab

The mission of the Digital Archiving Lab is to convert rare and unique archival materials to digital formats. Using specialized equipment and specifications to properly handle materials, staff members digitize rare books, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and more. These digital objects are used to support the research and teaching goals of the UMW community, and can be accessed on many platforms among the Library’s online digital collections. Materials may be digitized on demand, in accordance with the Library’s digitization policy. To order digital reproductions of Library materials, please submit your request online through our digitization request form.


The Digital Archiving Lab is equipped with a Book2Net V-Scan Cobra rare book scanner, 2 Epson Expression 11000XL flatbed scanners, a ScanPro2000 microfilm scanner, Canon and Nikon digital cameras, Apple iMac and Microsoft Windows work stations with Adobe Creative Suite software, and color and black-and-white printers.

Contact Information

The Digital Archiving Lab is part of Simpson Library’s Special Collections and University Archives department. The Lab is located on the third floor of the HCC in room 322. For more information about the Digital Archiving Lab, please contact Angie Kemp, Digital Resources Librarian, at or 540-654-1756.

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