Scanning Services: Slides, Photographs, & Digital Scanning

The scanning staff of the Collections Preservation and Reformatting unit of Curation and Preservation Services serves as an on-campus resource for conversion of paper and image-based materials to electronic formats for a fee. We also offer consultation services to aid in understanding and meeting your requirements.

  • Projects can be large or small. Minimum order amount is $15. For services beyond our capabilities, we can provide recommendations to other MIT or outside vendors.
  • Scanning fees vary based on the quantity and quality of original material. Please contact the scanning unit at 617-253-2800 or scanning@mit.edu for a price quote.
  • All services are carried out on-site.
  • Copyright restrictions may apply to certain materials.
  • The quality of the original material will determine the quality of the digitized images.

Text-Based Material

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Image-Based Materials

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If the materials you want to have scanned are for class instruction at MIT, check ARTstor and/or the Rotch Visual Collections in Dome to see if your images have already been digitized. Images from ARTstor and Dome are available free to members of the MIT community.

File Delivery Options

Other Miscellaneous Services

  • OCR for existing electronic files
  • Advanced image editing in Photoshop