Digital Transformations Hub


Make digital copies of physical objects and spaces for projects, research and teaching.

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What you can do

2D scanning

  • Scan excerpts from a book or journal and turn it into text you can edit.
  • Scan printed images and adjust them for quality or crop out just the part you need.
  • Convert photos, slides or negatives into digital copies.
  • Scan multiple pages of books directly into pdfs.

3D scanning

Why use us

  • Professional equipment and software for high quality results.
  • Get usable versions of large or damaged originals or old formats.
  • From quick-and-easy proof-of-concept work to high-end detailed scans.
  • Integrated into university network for easy file transfer, storage and security.
  • Free equipment loan for off-site work.
  • Advice and support.

What you can scan


  • Printed material up to A0 (841 x 1189 mm).
  • 35mm slides.
  • Negative transparencies up to A4.


  • Physical objects

  • Physical spaces in any location.



  • Flatbed scanners for printed material.
  • Transparency adapters for scanning transparencies on flatbed scanners.
  • 35mm slide scanner with adaptors for scanning film strips.
  • Bookscanner with book cradle.


  • Full photogrammetry set-up (camera, tripod, light tent, turntable, software).


  • Photoshop - image processing, colour correction, editing.
  • Acrobat - create pdfs directly from your scans.
  • Microsoft Office 0365.
  • Agisoft Metashape (for photogrammetry).
  • Blender

Support resources

See our how-to guides for practical advice on creating content (login required)

What do I need to know?

  • Copyright restrictions may exist on your original material. 
  • You are legally responsible for staying within the law.

Check out our guidance before you start scanning.

  • Experience of some equipment may be required.

How to book equipment

Please email ahead to check the equipment that you wish to borrow or use on-site is available.

Digital Transformations Hub

Humanities Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3191