“with each page needing 150MB of storage.”
I don’t think so,
Put an 8x10 photograph on your scanner at home. Scan it at 1200 DPI, and store it in a lossless format. Tell us how large (in MB) the .tiff file is.
I believe that the pages of manuscript they're scanning may be larger than 8x10 ... and they may want more than 1200 DPI to capture the detail of calligraphy and illumination.
“with each page needing 150MB of storage.
I dont think so,”
That does not sound bad at all for archiving high resolution photography. I would have thought it to be higher.