Appendix G
Scanner Survey Questionnaire

This appendix shows the scanner survey questionnaire which was circulated. It includes both the questionnaire on scanners optimized for fragile document handling and the questionnaire for scanners optimized for efficient throughput.

 

Survey of Document Scanners for Manuscript Collections

 

This survey is divided into three sections: General Information; Scanners Optimized for Fragile Document Scanning; and Scanners Optimized for Efficient Document Scanning. If you don't have time to fill out the survey form, please call me instead, or send your standard product literature.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Primary Contact ______________________________ Telephone _______________
Company Name ______________________________
Address ______________________________
______________________________
______________________________

Does your company currently manufacture document scanners suitable for use in scanning manuscripts or other Library collections?

Yes ___ No ___ Comments ____________________________________________

If selected by the Library Committee, will it be possible to arrange a demonstration of your products either at the Library of Congress or at an offsite location in the greater Washington, DC, area?

Yes ___ No ___ Comments _________________________________________

Could a video tape of a demonstration of your products be provided as an alternate form of demonstration?

Yes ___ No ___ Comments _________________________________________

What particular strengths do your company's products have that are suited to the Library's needs?

________________________________________________________________________
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Any other information or suggestions?

________________________________________________________________________
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SCANNERS OPTIMIZED FOR FRAGILE DOCUMENT SCANNING

Which of your scanners would you recommend for use with valuable, fragile documents? (For multiple recommendations, use duplicate copies of this form).

Model _________ Description _____________________________ Price ________

What feed methods are available on this scanner?

___ Manual, flat-bed
___ Manual, overhead
___ Automatic, straight paper path, please describe ___________________
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___ Automatic, curved paper path, please describe _____________________
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__ Other, please describe _____________________________________________
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What is the document size range for the scanner?

Minimum Height ________ in. Maximum Height ________ in.
Minimum Width ________ in. Maximum Width ________ in.

What is the Optical Resolution of the scanner? (from photosite spacing)

Horizontal dpi ___________ Vertical dpi ___________

What is the finest resolution pattern that can be "resolved" by the scanner?

IEEE Facsimile Test Chart Std. 167A-1987 __________________ line pairs
or ANSI/AIIM Scanner Test Target MS44 __________________ line pairs

What is the Interpolated Resolution range for the scanner?

Minimum: Horizontal dpi ___________ Vertical dpi ___________
Maximum: Horizontal dpi ___________ Vertical dpi ___________

Scanning throughput in pages/minute for letter size (8.5" x 11") pages:

___ 24-bit Color, 600 dpi _____________________________________________
___ 24-bit Color, 300 dpi _____________________________________________
___ Color, Other, describe ____________________________________________
___ 8-bit Monochrome, 600 dpi _________________________________________
___ 8-bit Monochrome, 300 dpi _________________________________________
___ Monochrome, Other, describe _______________________________________
___ Binary, 1200 dpi __________________________________________________
___ Binary, 600 dpi ___________________________________________________
___ Binary, 300 dpi ___________________________________________________
___ Binary, Other, describe ___________________________________________

Recommended hardware/software configuration for achieving these throughputs?

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What Methods of Thresholding are supported? (Please describe)

___ Fixed Threshold ___________________________________________________
___ Global Adaptive Threshold _________________________________________
___ Local Adaptive Threshold __________________________________________
___ Edge Threshold ____________________________________________________
___ Halftoning ________________________________________________________
___ Error Diffusion ___________________________________________________
___ Text/Photo Discrimination _________________________________________
___ Other _____________________________________________________________

Are simultaneous Color/Grayscale and Binary outputs available?

Yes ___ No ___ Explanation _________________________________________

 


What Automatic Image Enhancement Operations are supported?

___ Brightness Adjustment _____________________________________________
___ Contrast Adjustment _______________________________________________
___ Edge Enhancement __________________________________________________
___ Despeckle _________________________________________________________
___ Deskew ____________________________________________________________
___ Rotation __________________________________________________________
___ Cropping __________________________________________________________

What is the user interface for setting the scanner's thresholding, enhancement, and scan area parameters? (e.g. Front panel, or through Windows)

_______________________________________________________________________

Is a preview scan produced (or required)?

_______________________________________________________________________

Can compression be performed by the scanner (or its recommended interface)?

___ Group 3 ___________________________________________________________
___ Group 4 ___________________________________________________________
___ JBIG ______________________________________________________________
___ JPEG ______________________________________________________________
___ Other _____________________________________________________________

What output interfaces are supported?

___ Video _____________________________________________________________
___ Computer Bus (e.g. PCI) ___________________________________________
___ SCSI ______________________________________________________________
___ Network (e.g. Token Ring) _________________________________________

 

What features of this scanner make it particularly well suited for scanning fragile manuscripts?

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Are there any other libraries currently using this scanner for scanning manuscripts?

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Any Other Comments
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SCANNERS OPTIMIZED FOR EFFICIENT DOCUMENT SCANNING

Which of your scanners would you recommend for scanning of less fragile documents? (For multiple recommendations, use duplicate copies of this form).

Model _________ Description _____________________________ Price ________

What feed methods are available on this scanner?

___ Manual, flat-bed
___ Manual, overhead
___ Automatic, straight paper path, please describe ___________________
________________________________________________________________________
___ Automatic, curved paper path, please describe _____________________
________________________________________________________________________
__ Other, please describe _____________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

What is the document size range for the scanner?

Minimum Height ________ in. Maximum Height ________ in.
Minimum Width ________ in. Maximum Width ________ in.

What is the Optical Resolution of the scanner? (from photosite spacing)

Horizontal dpi ___________ Vertical dpi ___________

What is the finest resolution pattern that can be "resolved" by the scanner?

IEEE Facsimile Test Chart Std. 167A-1987 __________________ line pairs
or ANSI/AIIM Scanner Test Target MS44 __________________ line pairs

What is the Interpolated Resolution range for the scanner?

Minimum: Horizontal dpi ___________ Vertical dpi ___________
Maximum: Horizontal dpi ___________ Vertical dpi ___________

Scanning throughput in pages/minute for letter size (8.5" x 11") pages:

___ 24-bit Color, 600 dpi _____________________________________________
___ 24-bit Color, 300 dpi _____________________________________________
___ Color, Other, describe ____________________________________________
___ 8-bit Monochrome, 600 dpi _________________________________________
___ 8-bit Monochrome, 300 dpi _________________________________________
___ Monochrome, Other, describe _______________________________________
___ Binary, 1200 dpi __________________________________________________
___ Binary, 600 dpi ___________________________________________________
___ Binary, 300 dpi ___________________________________________________
___ Binary, Other, describe ___________________________________________

Recommended hardware/software configuration for achieving these throughputs?

_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

What Methods of Thresholding are supported? (Please describe)

___ Fixed Threshold ___________________________________________________
___ Global Adaptive Threshold _________________________________________
___ Local Adaptive Threshold __________________________________________
___ Edge Threshold ____________________________________________________
___ Halftoning ________________________________________________________
___ Error Diffusion ___________________________________________________
___ Text/Photo Discrimination _________________________________________
___ Other _____________________________________________________________

Are simultaneous Color, Grayscale and/or Binary outputs available?

Yes ___ No ___ Explanation _________________________________________

What Automatic Image Enhancement Operations are supported?

___ Brightness Adjustment _____________________________________________
___ Contrast Adjustment _______________________________________________
___ Edge Enhancement __________________________________________________
___ Despeckle _________________________________________________________
___ Deskew ____________________________________________________________
___ Rotation __________________________________________________________
___ Cropping __________________________________________________________

What is the user interface for setting the scanner's thresholding, enhancement, and scan area parameters? (e.g. Front panel, or through Windows)

_______________________________________________________________________

Is a preview scan produced (or required)?

_______________________________________________________________________

Can compression be performed by the scanner (or its recommended interface)?

___ Group 3 ___________________________________________________________
___ Group 4 ___________________________________________________________
___ JBIG ______________________________________________________________
___ JPEG ______________________________________________________________
___ Other _____________________________________________________________

What output interfaces are supported?

___ Video _____________________________________________________________
___ Computer Bus (e.g. PCI) ___________________________________________
___ SCSI ______________________________________________________________
___ Network (e.g. Token Ring) _________________________________________

What features of this scanner make it particularly well suited for scanning less fragile manuscripts efficiently?

_______________________________________________________________________
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Are there any other libraries currently using this scanner for scanning manuscripts?

_______________________________________________________________________
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Any Other Comments

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