Scanning Citadel History

3D scanning offers a unique opportunity to expand access to content held by college museums and archives collections. In this presentation we will describe a collaboration between our library Makerspace and Archives/Museum to digitize artifacts to help tell our institutional story.
Our Archivist will open with a brief history of our institution and an introduction to several of the objects included in the collection.
Our Head of Public Services and Academic Technology Librarian will then describe the 3D scanning techniques used to capture models of the artifacts. They will discuss various artifact properties that affect the scanabilty of an object, including size, texture, color, reflective materials, and artifact condition. Discussion will include the technology used and alternatives to it. We will examine both the successes and limitations of the process.

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Oct 21 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm




  • Candace Moorer
    Candace Moorer
    Academic Technology Librarian, Daniel Library at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina

    She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Dan Hawkins
  • Tessa Updike
    Tessa Updike
    Archivist, The Citadel

    Tessa Updike is an Associate Professor and Archivist for The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. She is also Director of The Citadel’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Center. Her work for both the Archives and TRHT at The Citadel supports lifting stories and voices of historically underrepresented members of the college community. She is the recipient of The Citadel’s Black History Intercollegiate Consortium 2022 MLK Humanitarian Award. Ms. Updike serves on the Leadership Council for Charleston’s Social Justice Racial Equity Collaborative, which offers community programming and facilitated dialogue sessions. She earned her MLIS from Simmons College in Boston, and previously worked for the Harvard University Botany Archives, the Bancroft Library of U.C. Berkeley, and as the Archivist for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.