Craig Jensen visits for top-down scanner/PPP Consultation June 2002

The UI and ISU Preservation Department’s hosted preservation imaging expert Craig Jensen at the University of Iowa Libraries from June 19-21, 2002. Jensen, who is based in Austin, Texas, co-developed the Elan GMK PPP (Precise Page Positioning) software used by both departments. Jensen provided instruction and problem solving advice with regards to the preservation imaging configuration of the Minolta PS7000 top-down scanner and PPP (Precise Page Positioning) software.

The subject of the tutorial was book imaging for production of paper facsimile. The group worked with several target texts in both book format and scanned microfilm. Jensen offered suggestions to more efficiently and successfully operate the equipment and advice on book handling and quality control. Both departments felt it was an immensely productive and enjoyable visit due to Craig’s knowledge, skill, and humor.

Craig Jensen in the PPP driver's seat.

Craig Jensen in the PPP driver's seat.

UI Assistant Conservator, Kristin Baum, and ISU Head of Reformatting, Cindy Wahl, work on a target book with Craig,

UI Assistant Conservator, Kristin Baum, and ISU Head of Reformatting, Cindy Wahl, work on a target book with Craig, who advised them in book handling and scanning techniques. The imaging job was projected on the wall above so other participants could view the image processing.

Craig, seated in front of the Minolta PS7000 Top-down scanner, answers questions from UI & ISU participants.

Craig, seated in front of the Minolta PS7000 Top-down scanner, answers questions from UI & ISU participants.