Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scanners Recommended by the Practical Archivist

At some point or another we all have probably pondered the question of whether to purchase a scanner and which to get.

The Practical Archivist website has some suggestions for us. They are the Canon LiDE portable scanner and the CanoScan Film Scanner. The site gives the author's personal experience with the two devices and the rationale for their recommendation. They are not the only scanners on the market, of course, and digital cameras are even being offered as scanner substitutes nowadays. But reading of alternatives is always beneficial, especially when the source of opinion if as credible as I consider the Practical Archivist to be.

On top of that, did you know that the Largo Public Library uses Canon LiDE portable scanners? You can ask at the circulation desk to check one out for use on the computers at the library. If you are considering such a purchase, you might try one first.

You can read the Practical Archivist's recommendations at http://practicalarchivist.com/practicalarchivist-recommends/

1 comment:

Bob Bryan said...

I've used the Canon LIDE50 for several years and have been very pleased with it. On trips, it fits in one of the compartments of my laptop bag. Works great!