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Archiving and Libraries

Digitisation of Archiving and Libraries

Ideal for:

  • Preservation of Fragile Materials

  • Increased Accessibility

  • Enhanced Search and Discovery

  • Protection Against Loss

  • Reduced Handling of Originals

Microform is proud to contribute to the digitisation of archives and libraries. This helps ensure this crucial information is secured for future generations. Libraries, historical societies, and museums can digitise rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials to preserve them and make them accessible to a wider audience.

Digitise to Preserve

Libraries and archives play a crucial role in preserving cultural heritage and historical records. By digitising documents, libraries and archives can ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of valuable materials for future generations.

Digital formats enable the replication of delicate or deteriorating documents, safeguarding them from physical degradation over time. Additionally, digitised documents can be easily shared with researchers, scholars, and the general public, facilitating broader access and engagement with historical resources.

Furthermore, digital preservation techniques such as metadata tagging and redundant storage systems enhance the integrity and longevity of digitised materials.

By embracing digitisation, libraries and archives can uphold their mission to preserve and promote knowledge, culture, and heritage for generations to come.

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Professional Digitisation Services You Can Trust

Libraries can preserve their collections and improve accessibility by digitising documents with Microform’s expertise.

Microform helps libraries and archives safeguard their materials through comprehensive digitisation, ensuring long-term preservation and wider access.

Microform is proud to assist archiving and library organisations in achieving their aims, that’s why we like to shout about it in our digital magazine. You’ll find industry tips and news as well as case studies featuring real organisations we’ve helped make the transition to digital. If you’d like to learn more about how Microform can help your organisation, get in touch with the team today.

/ Benefits of Digitising Archive and Library Documentation

Preservation of Fragile Materials

Digitisation helps preserve fragile and deteriorating materials by reducing the need for physical handling. It extends the lifespan of historical documents and rare books.

Increased Accessibility

Digital archives and libraries are accessible to a global audience via the internet, democratising access to knowledge and cultural heritage. Researchers, students, and the public can access materials remotely.

Enhanced Search and Discovery

Digital collections are searchable by keywords, making it easier for users to find specific information within documents. This improves the discoverability of rare and valuable materials.

Protection Against Loss

Digital copies serve as backups, protecting against the loss of valuable materials due to disasters like fires, floods, or natural deterioration.

Reduced Handling of Originals

Minimising physical handling of rare and fragile materials reduces the risk of damage, wear, and tear. Digital copies can be used for reference, reducing the need to handle originals.

/ 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.

Complete protection

To ensure your materials are safe in our care, we implement strict security measures and undergo regular disaster recovery assessments.

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.

Gentle preservation

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.

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Microform are one of the best companies that I have had the pleasure of working with in a long time. They work as part of the extended team, so communication isn’t an effort; it is a natural part of the process of getting the job done and delivering results.
Alison John Registration Services Manager, Warwickshire County Council
I love REG...the slick, quick and accurate re-production of any register entry is great, none of the staff at this office would go back to life without it!
Anne Atherton Superintendent Registrar, St Helens Registration Service
We have found the REG system a joy to manage and work with. Not only does it give us easy, speedy access to the certificates, we can now also offer a more professional, timely service to the public. All the staff have been impressed by how easy it is to use.
Microform Imaging have been a great company to work with, delivering excellent service and creating a unique, bespoke partnership.
Dawn Titherington Superintendent Registrar, Blackpool Council
Due to our repository being off site it was vital that we looked at alternative ways to work. Working with Microform and the REG system they had designed has transformed the way we work. No longer do staff have to leave the office to access registers on a daily/hourly basis all records are accessible instantly. Staff have welcomed the system and have full confidence in how to search, edit and print certificates. It has enabled us to offer a 2 hour turnaround certificate service for a premium fee increasing our income. Working with Microform has been a pleasure and one of most successful partnerships.
Gillian Greeson Superintendent Registrar, Wigan Council
REG has transformed the way in which we produce certificates. The process is simplified and streamlined and together with our ongoing indexing project has enabled us to achieve the efficiency targets required by the local authority.
Pat Evans Superintendent Registrar, The Register Office, Liverpool
From the first meeting we had to discuss our requirements with Mo, all the way through to now, communication in all forms have been exceptional. I very much doubt you could improve the quality of customer care and satisfaction. The relationship with Rachel throughout the project gave exceeded all my expectations, she has made the project a pleasure and stress-free experience. The level of professionalism and ''can do'' attitude she has shown from day one has been amazing and made what could have been a time of worry and concern for me, in to a feel-good working experience. Microform go the extra mile to make life easier!
Robert Harrison IT Director and Partner, HGF
I was thrilled to bits with the hard drive containing the scans of all my scrapbooks and would like to thank you very much for doing such a splendid job and for treating them with such great care.
Sir Stirling Moss

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