Digitisation and Microfilming Service
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service offer years of
expertise in undertaking high quality digitisation and
microfilming. Our experienced and highly skilled staff are
able to provide a bespoke service to both individuals and
institutions all around the world. Whether you would like a copy of
one image for your own personal research or you are an institution
requiring a more long-term solution to your digitisation needs; we
Why Choose to Digitise or Microfilm?
One of the main reasons for making microfilm or digitised copies
of documents is for preservation. A high quality, durable copy will
reduce the necessity for the original to be consulted, thereby
protecting it from damage. Sometimes the original is in a form that
cannot be used as it currently stands, such as a glass plate
negative, and digitisation is the only way of making it
Our Self-Service Area at The Hive boasts a wide range of
resources on microfilm and CD-Rom. The public can consult parish
registers, wills, newspapers, maps and Electoral registers to name
but a few. By having these popular sources available in surrogate
format users are able to access them without needing to ask staff
to produce the resources, saving time for both the customer and for
staff. More importantly, surrogate copies ensure the preservation
of the original records, which would otherwise be put under great
strain owing to their popularity.
A particular benefit of digitisation is the ability to
manipulate the image. You can incorporate the image into a
document, or enhance it to make it more readable, more
aesthetically pleasing, etc. You can also publish it online. Online
resources can be accessed at any time from anywhere with access to
Why Choose Our Digitisation and Microfilming Service?
Worcestershire Archive Service's skilled Microfilming and
Digitisation team have years of experience and are able to offer
you friendly, hands on advice to make sure you get the finished
product you want.
As an Archive
Service we know the unique value of documents and treat all records
undergoing microfilming and digitisation with the utmost care.
While the records are with us, they are stored in state-of-the-art,
secure strongrooms with closely monitored atmospheric
We use high quality, specialist photographic equipment such as
the Congress II microfilming camera on which we can produce
approximately 700 high-definition black and white images on a
standard 35mm, 30m roll-film. Digital capture is by way of Phase
One P30 and P40+ camera systems and supporting software allowing us
to produce high-resolution image files up to 114 MB in size in full
24 bit colour. Both systems are designed to give maximum protection
to materials while being photographed.
We have an extensive client base, which covers both individuals
and corporate bodies. Here are a few examples:
- University of Birmingham
- Worcester Cathedral Library
- Staffordshire Archive Service
- Herefordshire Record Office
- Gordon Russell Trust
- Buckinghamshire Record Office
- Elgar Birthplace Museum
Using Our Service
If you require large quantities of records digitised or
microfilmed, then please contact John France, our Senior
Microfilmer and Digitiser, who will be glad to discuss your
specific needs. He can be contacted via Telephone: 01905 766357 or
by Email: email@example.com.
This page was last reviewed 14 June 2013 at 17:12.
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