SRLF Imaging Services provides high-quality reformatting options for UC libraries and entities outside of the UC system. The lab specializes in the digitization of rare, fragile, and deteriorating materials in order to preserve their intellectual content for future use.
Our mission is to support collection development, patron requests, digital preservation, and research through the reformatting of library and archival materials.
Our Service Areas
- Patron requests – on-demand requests of a smaller amount of items. Our priority is projects internal to the UC system, and we will accept external projects on a case-by-case basis depending on our current capacity.
- Collection based – coordinated digitization of an archival collection in its entirety, spearheaded by a project manager or coordinator.
- Systematic digitization – an effort to digitize materials on a large scale, usually based on format (i.e. newspapers, maps).
- Consultation and Tours – we offer advice to other campus groups and outside entities in order to promote consistent and reliable imaging efforts in the cultural heritage community.
Library patrons and other researchers seeking digital copies of materials from UCLA collections are advised to contact public services or duplication services staff from the owning library. UCLA Library contact information can be found here: Contact - UCLA Library Staff
Digitization orders from within the UC system take priority in the production schedule, and we take in outside work based on capacity.
Consultation and Tours
Looking to visit the lab or need a consultation? Please use our inquiry form to contact us and let us know your interests and time frame.
Are you looking for A/V digitization or other preservation services? Please contact out the UCLA Library Preservation Program.