Scanners in Pitts
Pitts Theology Library offers several scanning options:
- Zeutschel Zeta dedicated book scanner (Durham Reading Room)
- Scan to email functionality on the multifunction printer (Periodicals Room)
- Flatbed scanners -- 1 Mac, 1 PC (Durham Reading Room)
This page focuses on the Zeta dedicated book scanner.
Using the Zeta Zeutschel Book Scanner
The Zeutschel Zeta is a dedicated scan-from-above book scanner. It boasts a book cradle to make it easier to scan thick books and to scan books without damaging the spines. There are two primary book scanning styles:
1) Scan to USB or email allows you to make changes throughout the process and have documents prepared for OCR (Optical Character Recognition);
2) Direct scan to USB asks you to select preferences upfront and then makes the process of scanning many separate documents faster. OCR is not available on documents created using the Direct scan to USB method.
This guide provides directions and videos for both methods. Written directions are also available next to the Zeta scanner in the Durham Reading Room.
Scan to Email using the Zeta Scanner
1. Select resolution. 300 dpi is good for most personal purposes; 600 dpi works well for images or when a print product is the final goal.
2. Scan the document.
a. Place it on the cradle in such a way that pages are even and your fingers are near the green bar (so lower for a smaller document, higher for a larger document).
b. Hold your fingers in an “L” shape.
c. Hit the green bar to scan. You can instead use the green “Scan” button on the computer if you prefer.
3. Adjust page edges scan by scan as needed, using the red circles that appear on your document preview.
4. When you are satisfied, click Add with the basket icon, then scan the next page.
5. When finished scanning, click Open. You can navigate through the entire document, zooming in on pages, reordering pages using Cut and Paste functions, and Deleting pages. NOTE: You cannot add pages from this screen. To do that, use the Back button to move back into editing mode, add the pages needed, then move back into this Open mode to reorder pages as needed.
6. Click Save to load document on a flash drive, or Email to send it electronically. You can use the attached keyboard to type your email address, or use the digital keyboard on the computer. Remove the keyboard from your computer screen once done to move to the next step.
7. Select your file type: PDF, TIF, or JPG.
8. If you want one email with all pages, select Multiple = Yes. If you want a separate email for each scan, select Multiple = No. Click next.
Save Directly to USB Option on the Zeta Scanner
1. Choose your desired file format (PDF, JPG, TIF) and whether you would like all pages to be saved in one document (Multipage = Yes) or you would prefer a separate document for each scan (Multipage = No).
2. Give your file a name. Ensure that there are no spaces in the name (e.g., use NearEast, rather than Near East). You can use the attached keyboard to type this if you like. If the keyboard is on the screen, you will need to hit the keyboard image button to remove it. Click Next.
3. Select your desired resolution (300 dpi or 600 dpi). Click Next.
4. Begin scanning your document.
NOTE: Default settings are for black and white text scans, with automatic detection of paper type and side-by-side pages split into separate pages in the document. If you need to select different options, like “Color scan” or “Greyscale scan,” use the Settings button to see the full list, select what you need, and then hit “Apply” to make those changes.
As you scan, pages are saved to your attached flash drive. You can scan more than one document by selecting “New” and giving a name to your new document.
All documents are saved into a folder labeled “Zeta” on your flash drive.