Cultural artifacts of the Czechia under digital protection ElarScan
In August 2020, two famous cultural centers of the Czech Republic received professional planetary scanners ElarScan A2-KS and began work - the Czech Technical University in Prague and the old Strahov Monastery. New scanners are used to digitize collections of historical documents, rare and valuable artifacts. The first scanning projects will be completed by the end of the year.
The archives of the Prague Technical University contain student works, notes, drawings, chronicles and other materials dating back to the 17th century, when the university was founded. Student books (from 1946 to the present) were chosen as the first project for digitization.
-- ElarScan is located in our special scanning room, where we also carefully prepare originals to be scanned. We are happy, that we have chosen professional scanner ElarScan A2-600KS which helps us to digitize most of our valued originals. We are able to scan damaged and bent originals without any harm thanks to automatic flat glass plate, - said Mrs. Kamila Mádrová, Ph.Dr.
In the main library of the old Strahov Monastery, located in a beautiful and very quiet place in Prague, rare Christian artifacts, regalia and writings are carefully preserved. ElarScan A2-400KS universal book scanner was installed in the repository, which is also a research center.
- We have already started processing the first project on the scanner, namely the digitization of Christian images, which have a gilded surface and it is not entirely easy to scan them on any device. In this case, however, the new ElarScan scanner performed perfectly and we assume that we will have the first project completed by the end of the year, - noted the librarian Mrs. Zuzana Nejedlíková.
Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) is one of the largest universities in the Czech Republic and one of the oldest technological institutes in Europe. Currently, CTU has eight faculties, more than 18 thousand students study here.
Strahov Monastery was founded in the 12th century. It has housed an imposing old library for over 800 years, with several rooms adorned with amazing 17th century ceiling and wall paintings and frescoes. The oldest books date from the mid-12th century.