Rolls & Parchment
TownsWeb Archiving’s digitisation technicians have a wealth of experience in the digitisation of rolls and parchment.
Our trained technicians can work with all material types and conditions, and can provide experience in the preparation of rolls and parchments in advance of digitisation.
Digitisation protects your archives from loss or damage and makes them quickly accessible. We can create output formats in TIFF, JPEG (JPEG2000), PDF (PDFA), or any other industry-standard image format you may require. We can also create further surrogate files, such as multi-page PDFs, MS Word and eBooks.Find out how much your project could cost
Hear what our clients have to say about our digitisation services
TownsWeb Archiving have proved very able and extremely helpful in supporting us to bring a local heritage alive for local people. We would certainly recommend TownsWeb Archiving to other libraries, museums and archives.
Exhibition and Display Officer
We are delighted with the results. Without TownsWeb Archiving’s services we could not have completed the work in time and on budget. Their staff have been nothing but approachable, helpful and attentive and I can strongly recommend their services.
Head of Digital
TownsWeb offered us a complete end-to-end service, from scanning and transcription, to web design and content management software. Their work was completed quickly and to a high standard, and we are extremely pleased with the results.
Information & Archives Officer
Digitisation Frequently Asked Questions
We use specialised large-format, high-resolution planetary scanners for overhead scanning, and 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.
Capture the data within your Rolls & Parchment
Digitisation places your rolls & parchment 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.Learn more about Handwritten Transcription
Publish your Rolls & Parchment online
PastView is the perfect platform for publishing your rolls & parchment online, offering great potential for access and discovery. Manage and publish your collection with:
- Advanced Search: Creating numerous deep dive opportunities into your collections
- High Resolution Zoom: Revealing every minute detail through large scale manipulation
- Print Facilities: Creating sources of revenue through the sale of glossy physical prints
- Watermarking Security: Safeguarding and protecting your images from copyright infringement