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Index Cards

TownsWeb Archiving’s digitisation technicians are experts in heritage scanning and have a wealth of experience in index card scanning and fragile scanning.

In the case of index cards, our team can capture both the front and back of each card ensuring no information is lost. We can also use OCR to make the cards keyword searchable or, if handwritten, our specialist transcription service can pull key fields. This will assist in searching the collection once digitised.

Digitisation protects your material from loss or damage and makes it quickly accessible. We can create output formats in TIFF, JPEG (JPEG2000), PDF (PDFA), or any other industry-standard format you may require.

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Digitisation Frequently Asked Questions

We use a combination of high-resolution planetary scanners, self-compensating book cradles and flat surface boards to support delicate items throughout the digitisation process. We also have a range of high-resolution cameras offering non-contact capture of precious, old and fragile material.

All files are captured by our highly trained digitisation technicians using overhead, daylight balanced, non-heat producing lighting before undergoing a formal quality assurance checking procedure. The final step in the process is the delivery of your electronic files by hard drive.

Calculate the cost of your digitisation project

Enter your digitisation requirements and tick the box to confirm whether you would like us to get in touch to discuss your requirements further. If you’re not quite ready to use our online quote calculator, feel free to call on 01536 713834 or email us [email protected]

Capture the data within your Index Cards

Digitisation places your index cards in the perfect format to capture the valuable data contained within them, offering great potential for system integration and online access and discovery.

Capture the data within your collection with handwritten transcription, identifying any handwritten or cursive script within images and converting this to searchable and machine readable textual metadata through a process of scanning. Using bespoke transcription validation software we can guarantee highly accurate results, carrying out any preprocessing measures required and outputting to any format.

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Publish your Index Cards online

PastView is the perfect platform for publishing your index cards online, offering great potential for access and discovery. Manage and publish your collection with:

 

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