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Archiving and Scanning Digitisation at Oxford Duplication Centre

Personal Document Collections Scanning and Digitisation Services

Digital Preservation - Archiving A Family History

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Creating a Digital Archive of Your Belongings.  Many clients have collections which are personally significant materials. These may include diaries and letters handed down through generations or photographs of significant life events or even a set of old tickets stubs. These paper-based collections deteriorate over time, but making small changes in storage and handling can have a huge impact on the lifespan of the materials.

What formats are best for archiving files?    Technology has become more secure with National Archive Standards ensuring archivists digitise  correctly to ensure online media is universally accessible. For images, we digitise using TIFF format. This is the highest quality output.   For documents, we offer PDF format which can be opened regardless of software or operating system. For video files, we suggest archival AVI or Pro-res, or for more accessible files MPEG4.  And for sound files, WAV or FLAC are the best-quality formats, and usable on all of the current platforms on the Mac and in Windows.

Digitisation of Bound Books using National Archive Digitisation Standards 
TIFF ARCHIVAL/TIFF PUBLICATION/PDF/PDF OCR

Page Size  Non-Destructive Book Scanning 600dpi Uncompressed TIFF. Cost per Page or Page Spread DPI
Page Count
1-250+
Page Count
251+
Page Count
1000+
A4 Non-Destructive Bound Book Scanning Price List.
Ideal for corporate, heritage and consumer clients who require high-quality uncompressed TIFF files. Typically used for long term archiving. (300dpi and 600dpi options)
600 0.95 0.75 0.55
A3 600 0.95 0.75 0.55
A2 600 1.15 0.95 0.75
A1 600 1.35 1.15 0.95
Additional Scanning Services per Book
TIFF Images Converted to PDF/OCR Searchable File   35.00  30.00  25.00
TIFF to Word 35.00  30.00 25.00
     
Page Size  Non-Destructive Book Scanning 300dpi PDF/A. Cost per Page or Page Spread DPI
Page Count
1-250+
Page Count
251+
Page Count
1000+
A4 Non-Destructive Bound Book Scanning Price List.
Ideal for corporate, heritage and consumer clients who require high-quality PDF digital files. Typically used for online use. (300dpi and 600dpi options)
300 0.75 0.55 0.35
A3 300 0.75 0.55 0.35
A2 300 0.95 0.75 0.55
A1 300 1.15 0.95 0.75
Additional Scanning Services per Book
TIFF Images Converted to PDF/OCR Searchable File   35.00  30.00  25.00
TIFF to Word 35.00  30.00 25.00
     
DESTRUCTIVE BOOK SCANNING UPTO A3 PAGE IMAGES GUILLOTINE OF SPINE AND BATCH SCANNING
Not all bound books require a non-destructive scan. We offer a guillotine and batch scanning service for a more cost effective option if binding is not an issue.
Page Size    Destructive Book Scanning Output Format DPI
Page Count
1-250+
Page Count
251+
Page Count
1000+
>A3 TIFF (300dpi and 600dpi Options)   600 0.75 0.55 0.35
>A3 PDF/A (300dpi and 600dpi Options) 300 0.25 0.15 0.05
Additional Scanning Services Per Image
PDF/OCR Searchable Files Cost Per Image   0.10  0.05  0.02
PDF to Word Files Cost Per Image      0.10  0.05 0.02
Guillotine of Spines - From £4.50 to £12.50 per Book 12.50    
File or Folder Indexation per Book 1.00    
Technical Support. Price per Hour* 35.00    
Data Supply using Secure Download Link or USB 10.00    
*Due to the nature of bound books, not all digitisation is straightforward. Therefore
we may need to apply a service charge on more complex books. We will advise prior to estimte approval.

Established in 2007 we have been scanning and archiving leading companies files into all formats of digital media to external drives and cloud options. Contact us on 01865 457000 to discuss your project.

  • Rare Photograph Scanning
  • Old Maps and Charts
  • Engineer Drawings
  • Plus Size Scanning
  • Large Document Scanning
  • Paper Records
  • Medium Format and Large Format Film
  • X-Rays and Transparencies
  • Local History Archiving

OUR SERVICES WITHIN ARCHIVE SCANNING

Aperture Card Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Aperture Cards, Microfilm & Microfishe

Using specialist film scanning equipment we can capture images from roll or fiche film and convert them into digital formats of your choice. These are then easily accessible and managed ready for uploading or management.

Glass Plate Negative Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Glass Plate Negative Scanning

We are specialists the conversion of glass plate negatives. These stunning slides are fragile and require gentle handling and cleaning. Our equipment is perfect for this conversion ready for you to access the digital files.

Photograph Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Photograph Scanning

Our scanning services are fully supportive of converting photographs upto oversize A3 and beyond. Working with private clients, artists and archive centres we convert into your chosen digital files ready for easy access.

35mm Slide Scanning Oxfordshire

Slides & Negative Scanning

From family slide scanning to archive scanning, our company can support all your transfer requirements. From 1 units upwards. Restoration services are offered which can really enhance the overall finish of the images.

Document Scanning Oxfordshire UK

Document & Diary Scanning

Our company can provide superb options for document scanning upto oversize A3. Working with many companies in and around Oxfordshire we provide solutions for archiving all your paperwork into digital media.

Artwork Scanning in Oxforshire Large Printings

Artwork Scanning

Working with many artists and companies we can convert your artwork into digital formats ready for online presence. Capturing all the details our scanners are superb at support you with your digital media requirements.

Medium and Large Format Film Scanning Solutions Oxcfordshire UK

Transparencies & X-Ray Scanning

We can support you with all your oversized scanning requirements from large transparencies and X-Rays and much more.

Our offices are open Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm Friday 8am - 3pm

Our offices and large customer parking are located at the back of our premise, 29b Rear Part Banbury Road, Kidlington OX5 1AQ, behind the large green building attached, opposite Benmead Road.

Contact Us 01865 457000 or email cheryl@oxfordduplicationcentre.com