September 9, 2012
The book in the digitization environment (across the gutter).
From the back matter of The Trial of the Honourable Admiral John Byng (1757). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized June 24, 2010.

The book in the digitization environment (across the gutter).

From the back matter of The Trial of the Honourable Admiral John Byng (1757). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized June 24, 2010.

September 5, 2012
Taffy-pull distortion.
From the front matter of The History Of The Troubles And Tryal Of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, v. 2, by William Laud, Henry Wharton, and Edmund Wharton (1700). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 19, 2012.

Taffy-pull distortion.

From the front matter of The History Of The Troubles And Tryal Of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, v. 2, by William Laud, Henry Wharton, and Edmund Wharton (1700). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized April 19, 2012.

August 31, 2012
Neon digitization environment.
From Charles par la Grace de Dieu Roy de France (?) (1560). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized March 1, 2011.

Neon digitization environment.

From Charles par la Grace de Dieu Roy de France (?) (1560). Original from the Complutense University of Madrid. Digitized March 1, 2011.

June 19, 2012
Cover in motion. 
From Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch: A Play in Five Acts, by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 3, 2007.

Cover in motion. 

From Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch: A Play in Five Acts, by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1922). Original from Harvard University. Digitized July 3, 2007.

May 9, 2012
Captured digitization environment.
From the back matter of Billy Whiskers’ Kids: or, Day and Night, a Sequel to Billy Whiskers by Frances Trego Montgomery (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 2, 2011.

Captured digitization environment.

From the back matter of Billy Whiskers’ Kids: or, Day and Night, a Sequel to Billy Whiskers by Frances Trego Montgomery (1903). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized September 2, 2011.

April 5, 2012
"Finger gloves and a pinky." Submitted by jennifer-chien of John Crooks's UC Irvine course Digital Media: Current Directions.
From the back matter of Reminiscences of Newport by George Chaplin Mason (1884). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 6, 2006.

"Finger gloves and a pinky." Submitted by jennifer-chien of John Crooks's UC Irvine course Digital Media: Current Directions.

From the back matter of Reminiscences of Newport by George Chaplin Mason (1884). Original from Harvard University. Digitized September 6, 2006.

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March 26, 2012
The book being pulled away after digitization.
From the back matter of Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy by Thomas Belsham (1801). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 29, 2008.

The book being pulled away after digitization.

From the back matter of Elements of the Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral Philosophy by Thomas Belsham (1801). Original from Harvard University. Digitized August 29, 2008.

March 26, 2012

Severe image distortion. Submitted by pwclose

Throughout Notice Sur L’anatomiste Jean Palfyn by Auguste Voisin (1827). Original from Ghent University. Digitized April 12 2010.

March 17, 2012
The distorted book in the digitization environment. Submitted by puddin.gs (John Crooks).
From The London Almanack (1693). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 11, 2008. 

The distorted book in the digitization environment. Submitted by puddin.gs (John Crooks).

From The London Almanack (1693). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 11, 2008. 

February 21, 2012

"A spectacular calibration failure."

From various pages of Wohlgemeynte Gedanken über den Dannemarks-Gesundbrunnen by Johan Gottschalk Wallerius Johann Daniel Denso (1751).

Submitted by Monoskop via Patrick Hochstenbach

February 18, 2012
A glimpse of the book’s spine in the digitization environment.
From the back matter of The Rock Tombs of El-Amarna: The Tomb of Meyra by N. de G. Davies, ed. by F. Ll. Griffith (1905). 

A glimpse of the book’s spine in the digitization environment.

From the back matter of The Rock Tombs of El-Amarna: The Tomb of Meyra by N. de G. Davies, ed. by F. Ll. Griffith (1905). 

February 10, 2012

Skewed pages, with a glimpse of the digitization environment.

From various pages of Domestic Medicine: or, A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen and Simple Medicine, by William Buchan (1800).

February 3, 2012

The digitization environment, with and without bits of the book itself.

From the front and back matter (?) of Early Schools and School-Books of New England by George Emery Littlefield (1904). 

January 13, 2012
Only a glimpse of the book in the digitization environment.
From the front matter of Bookseller: The Organ of the Book Trade (1885). 

Only a glimpse of the book in the digitization environment.

From the front matter of Bookseller: The Organ of the Book Trade (1885). 

December 18, 2011
Distorted page with glimpse of digitization environment.
From p. 56 of Pippins and Cheese by Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1897). 

Distorted page with glimpse of digitization environment.

From p. 56 of Pippins and Cheese by Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1897).