Most of the historical items we encounter are in the form of bound volumes, books and documentation
Our equipment is specially designed to capture your material with the least amount of handling and stress on the item. Our capture suites are equipped with a number of book cradles that allow your material to rest gently against a strong but secure surface while being accurately digitally captured as either double page spreads or single pages. Our cradles allow us to capture fragile books, subject to the customers instructions, at 180° or 90° to 120° opening.
The types of books and documents we digitise include;
- Photograph albums.
- Historical books and publications.
- Minute books.
- Manuscripts letters and diaries.
- Modern documents – loose and bound.
- Journals, periodicals, magazines and newspapers.
- Whakapapa history records.
- Family history records.
- Field books and note books.
- Clubs and societies newsletters and Memorabilia.
Examples of this work include the LINZ Surveyor Field Books project and the Massey University Vellum Manuscript.