Introducing Magazine Scanning

     2nd February, 2017     Blog

Although we often carry out document and file scanning for legal and law firms, we also scan magazines and newspapers for both organisations and individuals.

What organisations need to scan magazines?

Quite often we are approached by educational institutions, such as libraries, universities, sporing clubs, and societies that require a large range of scanning services, including that of magazine, book, and newspaper scanning.

Public museums are other institutions that often require our scanning services so that they can preserve important documents for future use.

Due to the fact that many of the pieces that pass through our magazine and book scanners are rare, old, or noteworthy items, we pledge to take the greatest amount of care with every single piece entrusted to us.

Can individuals use our magazine scanning services?

We are often approached by private collectors and magazine enthusiasts who are looking to preserve their magazines and comics.

As our services work on a totally bespoke basis, we are able to cater to the needs of private collectors, both large and small.

What are the advantages of magazine scanning?

Whether for personal reasons or for businesses, it is important that magazines are scanned and preserved for future years.

Quite possibly the most important and most obvious advantage of magazine scanning is the security and safety that it offers.

As the original magazines will be at risk from a great many environmental dangers, including air humidity and fire damage, the digital copies of these magazines can be saved and stored on cloud facilities innumerable times without any decline in quality.

This means that museums or centres of education are able to provide digital copies of magazines for years to come without the concerns of damage or loss of the original materials.

Can magazines be stored within microfilm?

As well as offering digital services to clients, who can receive their digital copies in a variety of formats, we also provide microfilming services.

A long-standing solution to storing large amounts of information, microfilms can last for up to 500 years, with a single roll of film storing up to 2,500 images at once.

And of course, if a client decides that later on, they want their microfilm images scanning, we can also perform this service to have them converted into digital formats.

What happens after magazines have been scanned?

Once that the scanning process is completed there are two options available.

The first is that the magazines, comics, or books are returned to the client in the same condition that they arrived in. These can be delivered using our marked and tracked Microform delivery vehicles.

The second option, which is often viable for those looking to increase their storage space, is that the magazines are destroyed using our secure destruction facilities.

This involves the shredding and compacting of paper before being sent to recycling facilities.

As some of the documents and materials are of a confidential nature, we ensure the total privacy of every document that is chosen for destruction.

What’s more however is that many of the magazines that we scan are added into the Microform Academic Publishers archive – where scholars and academics are invited to study Britain’s archival heritage through online and microform publishing.

And most recently we launched the British Online Archives (BOA), which builds upon archival publishing and archiving that stretches back over 60 years and is home to over 60 digitised primary source collections.

Have a question about magazine scanning?

Leave a comment below or contact us on 01924 825 700.

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