Why to Digitise?
An electronic file has the potential
to open access to a collection with a speed, flexibility
and connectivity that microfilm cannot. Through the internet
and other networks, information and resources from libraries,
museums and archives can now be shared beyond the physical
boundaries of the collections.
Digitising Original Material
We offer our customers a high
quality facility that can scan large numbers of images to
any file size and format. With our technology we can digitize
any fragile documents including:
Glass plate negatives, Manuscripts and most other printed
The expertise we have in working with fragile and
valuable materials for microfilming is transferable to the
digitization process. In common with best practice, the
Unit will normally always scan at the highest resolution
in the first instance to create the best quality image.
From that master image, resolution or size can be compressed
to create surrogates suited the desired end-usage.
Images can be supplied in a number of formats, the most
common of which are: Tagged-Image File Format (TIFF) - standard
format used to exchange files between applications and computer
platforms, and for print purposes. TIFF files support LZW
compression. Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) - format
commonly used to display photographs and images over the
WWW and other online services.
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