histoireinsolite said: What is a good way to copy a daguerrotype? It seems too reflective for a scanner. Book eye maybe?
So, daguerrotypes are one of those things that you need to be especially careful with when handling because of the glass, as well as limiting their light exposure. They are also very vexing to digitize. I haven’t personally digitized any daguerrotypes, but the Brown University Library has a great blog post explaining their digitization process!
The Smithsonian also has a series of videos about daguerrotype digitization.
LYRASIS is also offering an online, 2-day class that you might find relevant, in February 2015:
“This two-hour online class will help you lay some of the basic groundwork needed to evaluate the condition of fragile nineteenth century materials and plan for their digitization. Best practices for image capture and preservation of originals will also be discussed. - See more at: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=99DDBE1A-FF71-E211-960A-002219586F0D#sthash.cnVmNgyT.dpuf”