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DIGITISATION
Photograph Albums & Scrapbooks
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Photograph Albums & Scrapbooks

TownsWeb Archiving’s digitisation technicians have a wealth of experience in photograph scanning, to include albums and scrapbooks, making us the experts perfectly suited for all your photo scanning and photo album digitisation.

Digitisation protects your precious photograph albums and scrapbooks from loss or damage and makes them quickly accessible. We use bespoke, large-format, high-resolution planetary scanners and have a range of high-resolution cameras, offering non-contact capture of your precious material.

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Digitisation Frequently Asked Questions

We use high-resolution flatbed scanners and cameras, offering non-contact capture of your precious photograph albums and scrapbooks. Our equipment can capture individual items or albums as single page amd 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. The final step in the process is the delivery of your electronic files by hard drive.

As standard, TWA survey all material prior to any digitisation project being carried out to ensure that it can withstand the scanning process. If there is evidence of fragility, brittleness, and/or mould, or any other signs of damage to your albums and scrapbooks, then recommendations will be made for how to repair and stabilise the content appropriately.

There are many things that need to be taken into consideration when costing your digitisation project, such as:

  • Fragility
  • The scale of the collection
  • Whether items are contained in sleeves
  • Whether photographs need to be cleaned
  • Consequently, it’s impossible to give a definitive answer as to cost, but you can get a rough estimate using our digitisation quote calculator below.

Photographs would usually be removed from their sleeves but it is also possible to digitise them within their albums and we have adjustable book cradles and methods for reducing glare to ensure that the spine is protected and the material is captured clearly with the gutter remaining illuminated and distortion free.

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 Photograph Albums & Scrapbooks

Digitisation places your photograph albums and scrapbooks 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 published Photograph Albums & Scrapbooks online

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