Turn the page on a new chapter in history
Books, journals, newspapers, and magazines are precious materials of historical significance but without the correct care and attention they become susceptible to damage. Organisations turn to us to create functional digital versions of their often fragile bound volumes so they can be preserved, retrieved and accessed with the peace of mind that the original version is no longer required to be physically handled.
- Digital access
- Fragile books
- Gentle scanning
- Digital preservation
- Protecting materials
- Improving accessibility
/ The Benefits
Future-proof historical records
Preserve items of historical significance for generations to come by creating long-standing digital records of the original materials.
Create a digital archive
Newly digitised materials placed on a cloud-based storage system create a secure archive for long-term protection.
Make materials of interest accessible
Switch physical access for digital access to allow materials of interest to be accessed safely while removing any risk of damage to the original item.
/ Who We Help
/ How It Works
1 / Consult
Based on an honest and expert assessment of your needs, we prepare a customised and carefully considered plan with costings.
2 / Collect
Your materials are collected from your preferred location within the UK and are safely transported to our secure facilities using a tracked, unmarked van.
3 / Prepare and digitise
Upon arrival, your materials are carefully checked, logged and prepared for the digitisation process by our team of skilled handlers.
4 / Deliver
Your digital images are sent to you in your preferred choice of format along with the safe return of the original materials.
/ Why choose Us?
It’s a family affair
We’re proud to fly the flag for family-run businesses, and although our team has grown significantly over the last 60 years, we still bring a personal touch to everything we do.
To ensure your materials are safe in our care, we implement strict security measures and undergo regular disaster recovery assessments. You can read more about our processes, standards and accreditations here. [TBA]
Specialist heritage facilities
The storage, preparation and digitisation of your heritage materials is carried out in our purpose-built single-level, temperature-controlled studio area measuring over 10,000 feet.
Respected and respectful
Our skilled, knowledgeable and experienced handlers and technicians are known for their meticulous handling of heritage materials – treating them with the respect they deserve at all times.
We use cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques to provide one of the UK’s most specialist digitisation services for your rare, precious and fragile heritage materials.
Services by us, for you
Our flexible services are fully tailored to ensure organisations meet their key objectives regardless of the type or quantity of materials.
/ Our Accreditations
/ Frequently asked questions
No. Microform has a long history of handling, rare, delicate, and expensive books and is one of the most trusted scanning companies in the country. Including work from both museums and universities, we have handled books and papers that are hundreds of years old and they are always treated with the utmost care and respect.
We have two options. You can deliver your materials to our premises, or, we can arrange collection using our track, unmarked vans from your preferred location.
Yes. Our services are fully flexible and customisable to a range of heritage materials and requirements.
We operate nationwide working closely with businesses and organisations throughout the UK.
Get in touch for a friendly chat with one of our heritage consultants to discuss your project requirements.