Digital Imaging

At the National Archives of Scotland they have lots of old books and different people want to get them out to borrow them. There is one problem they are so old they might get damaged…so they use a digital imaging camera. What they do is get the old book and there is a big glass screen they put on top of the book then a very high quality camera takes a picture of the page/book.  This is stored electronically so anyone can view it. The kit is worth about £80,000!  I was lucky enough to get a go and really enjoyed it!

By Hamish