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Manuscripts

TownsWeb Archiving’s digitisation technicians have a wealth of experience in the digitisation of medieval manuscripts and fragile scanning, turning your manuscripts to digital.

This precious material forms a unique part of our cultural heritage and requires specialist knowledge and equipment. We are experienced experts in heritage scanning and regularly digitise exactly this type and format of material. Making valuable archives such as these digitally available is a prudent step that many holders are looking to take.

Find out how much your project could cost

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Digitisation Frequently Asked Questions

Our specialised scanning equipment captures the entire page and bespoke, large-format, high-resolution planetary scanners, and a range of high-resolution cameras, offer non-contact capture of your valuable material. Our equipment can capture single page or double-page spreads, creating 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 OCR’d multi-page PDFs, MS Word and eBooks.

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. In the case of manuscript materials our team can take a particularly careful handling approach. The final step in the process is the delivery of your electronic files by hard drive.

Calculate the cost of digitising your bound volume collections

Simply input your specifications into the FREE digitisation quote calculator below, to get an estimate of how much your project might cost. The prices quoted are indicative for your material quantity and type but are subject to any additional costs such as file naming, folder naming and any post-processing requirements you may have.

If you don’t see your specific material listed it might be that your content is more suited to an informal chat.

Bound Volume Digitisation Quote Calculator

Important Note: We charge a standard £500 project set-up and management fee in addition to the cost of digitisation.

Capture the data within your Manuscripts

Digitisation places your manuscripts 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 published Manuscripts online

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

 

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