Digital Studio


The Digital Studio is the smaller glass-walled area on the 2nd floor of the Waterloo Campus Library. Equipment is available for self-serve use during the Library’s regular operating hours. The Digital Studio can be used for document scanning (including OCR), digital audio, video and image creation and editing, creating screen capture videos, how-to demos, scenarios and simulations, creating PDF files.

The Digital Studio was generously supported by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada in honour of Bob Astley, Wilfrid Laurier University Board of Governors, 1990-1992. Thanks also to the Student Life Levy and the Special Initiatives Fund for assistance in equipping the Digital Studio.

Scanners and computers

There are four workstations in the Digital Studio, each having a scanner. The software associated with each scanner is listed below.

Canon DR-9080 Hi-Speed Scanner

  • Scanning software (specific to scanner)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro X
  • ABBYY Finereader (OCR)
  • CapturePerfect 3.0
  • MS Office 2010
  • Kurzweil 3000
  • CD, DVD burning software

Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL

  • Scanning software (specific to scanner)

Note: Additional software, like that found on the other Digital Studio workstations, will be installed in Winter/Spring 2015.

HP Scanjet G4010

Terms of use

User privileges

The Digital Studio is available to Laurier faculty, students and staff, except for two quick scanning stations available to anyone. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis.

For assistance, please contact Desk Services.

Scanners and computers

  • Log in using your Laurier Network Login username and password. Work must be saved on your I: drive or portable storage media. Work saved on Digital Studio computers is automatically erased when computers are restarted.
  • Print from Digital Studio computers by following instructions for printing within the Library.

Copyright regulations

It is illegal to scan text or images that you have not created yourself unless you have the express written consent of the copyright owner or unless it is covered by Wilfrid Laurier University's agreement with Access Copyright. The person scanning the text or image is responsible for obtaining, in writing, any required permissions.

It is also illegal to make copies of any digital files (audio compact discs, software, etc.) without the express written consent of the copyright owner. The person making copies is responsible for obtaining, in writing, any required permissions.

Anyone using this facility for illegal purposes will be removed and will be refused future access.