Originally Posted by Stephanie Brim
Even a cheap used flatbed scanner will do an acceptable job if you scan prints - at least for gallery postings here. I have a 5 year old scanner at the office that was cheap to start, and outmoded by the time I got it, as surplus, for free, and it does an okay job on prints.
In fact, the document scanners in a lot of modern photocopiers probably will do an okay job - see if there is a print shop near to you that will scan a contact print and give you the jpeg.
You could also use a close-up or macro lens on 35mm to photograph the contact print, then scan the 35mm negative - just be sure to keep the contrast low.