The University Digitisation Centre (UDC) is part of Research & Collections (University Library) and provides expert advice, training and a range of digitisation services to the University community.
We offer digitisation services for a range of formats and sizes as well as consultations, training and self-service opportunities.Explore
We have a range of scanning equipment for you to use with professional direction and support from our expert staff.Explore
- Thesis requests
All you need to know about ordering a digital copy of a Melbourne University Thesis.Explore
Showcase of UDC's scanning equipmentExplore
An outline of the standards applied by UDC in digitising different types of materialsExplore
Understand the status of your project in relation to copyrightExplore
- Digitisation Lab
Articles and discussions on digitisation techniques and processesExplore
UDC can provide training and information sessions to communicate information and provide opportunities to the University community to broaden their knowledge of digitisation.
- Understanding images
- Digitisation Basics
- Using images in theses
- Preparing images for Publication
Workshops are also available as part of the Researcher@Library training.
Every second Tuesday
Having trouble with images in your thesis? Has a publisher rejected your images for a paper/book? Trying OCR but it's not working as well as you'd hoped? Want to learn photogrammetry?
Training is great but at some point you're just going to need some help from a professional. This fortightly clinic provides staff and postgrad students with access to UDC's Technical Support Officer to advise, teach or actually help you do anything relating to digitisation or imaging.
Booking is not required.
The following tutorials cover aspects of digitisation relating directly to our services. For more general reference material and tutorials about digitisation and using digital assets please refer to the Digitisation Lab blog.
Business Document Scanning
This tutorial explains the main processes and requirements associated with scanning business documents, including a guide to preparing documents for scanning.
Online file transfer
Online delivery of files can be a convenient method for quickly transferring files, however the size of associated with digitisation usually results in files that are too large to send via email. This tutorial outlines the recommended process for sending large files via Aarnet's Cloudstor service.