This summer I am hoping to work at an archive (actually a historical society) where the staff will allow me to scan some documents so that I can work with them from home. Most of the stuff is printed material, but there may be some hand-written manuscripts as well.
Any advice on the best way to scan quickly and efficiently? What kind of scanner works best? (I am going to have to buy one). Are there best practices? Any help would be appreciated. This is new to me.