Glossary

Bookeye ® digital array scanner
An overhead digital array scanner that Eneclann uses. Since it emits no UV or infra-red light it ensures that conservation standards are met.

Digitisation
Digitisation is the process of converting information into an electronic or digital format.

DPI
An abbreviation of ‘Dots Per Inch’, a measurement of an image’s resolution. An image of 100 DPI is a lower resolution that one with 400 DPI.

ICC
ICC is an abbreviation of ‘International Colour Consortium’ a consortium of companies that work together to achieve consistent colour across devices. For more information see the ICC website (http://www.color.org/index.xalter)

ICC Profile
ICC profiles are tables of data that relate the device co-ordinates to those of the standard colour space defined by ICC. These profiles help you to get the correct colour reproduction when you input images from a scanner or camera and display them on a monitor or print them. For more information see the ICC website (http://www.color.org/index.xalter)

OCR
This stands for Optical Character Recognition. Normally when you scan a document the output is an image which is not searchable – a problem if it is a long document with lots of information in it. However, if you scan a document using OCR technology the document is converted into an electronic document rather than an image – and so it can be edited, indexed and searched.

Preservation Standards
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Privacy Protocols
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Validation
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