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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.

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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.

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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]