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The world of archival digitization is exciting, full of the latest technology and fresh solutions. Anderson Archival is committed to educating our clients and the public on the merits of making digitization the future of your collection.

Below, find our helpful guides to the world of digitizing historical documents and making the most of your digital collection.

Digital Preservation vs. Digitization

It may feel like the terms “digital preservation” and “digitization” are interchangeable. Digitization is necessary to the overall function of digital preservation, but the rest of the fingers work with it to hold up your digital collection.

What Is Digital Document Restoration?

Digital document restoration is a process that allows your manuscripts and records to be viewed with their original quality without further compromising the condition of the physical material.

Why Choose Confidential Document Digitization?

Not sure if digitization is right for your collection because you don’t want to share it with the world? Don’t dismiss the idea yet. Just because your collection is private doesn’t mean it wouldn’t benefit from digitization.

What Are the Benefits of Sharing Your Digital Library Online?

Once the planning, scanning, and OCR are done, you will have in your possession a full digital library. Whether you want to make a public or private collection, there are many benefits to sharing your collection online.

What Is Historical Document Digitization?

Have you ever seen an online collection that you can zoom in on to study the document in detail, or search it for keywords or whole phrases. That is the result of digitizing historical documents.

How Can Physical Preservation Prevent Document Degradation?

How you maintain your collection over time is important to the longevity of your documents. Overhandling or poor display conditions can accelerate deterioration, but with the right knowledge, proper preservation is possible.

What Is a Digital Collection or Digital Library?

A digital library is any collection of documents digitally preserved and accessible on the internet or through software. A digital library may contain manuscripts, newspapers, books, journals, images, audio, and video.

Scanning 411

Scanning is the process of creating a digital image of a physical original. The type of scanner, and the scanning method itself, is as variable as the type of document or book being digitally preserved.

What Is Optical Character Recognition?

Optical character recognition (OCR) allows for the conversion of scanned documents and images into an embedded layer of text, adding searchability and research functionality, while maintaining the original image.

What Is the Best Way to Preserve Historical Documents in Storage?

Whether the problem is as simple as a yellowing photo album or as complicated as crumbling parchment, collectors often come to the same question: What is the best way to preserve historical documents in storage?

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