All-in-One Digitization Service
For all kinds of collections…
Photos & Scrapbooks
Clippings & Vertical Files
Video recordings & interview transcripts
Audio recordings & transcripts
Documents, Pamphlets & Brochures
Yearbooks, Scrapbooks, and more…
Where do I start?
Create an inventory
Before you get started, spend some time with your collection and identify what formats do you have, how many items of each format, and if there are any special handling requirements.
Find your best copies
Good digitization will reveal every bit of wear and this can compromise some results, so if you can, have negatives or slides instead of positive prints, for example, or see if you can find unused copies instead of public-use copies.
Determine your archival needs
You’ll want to store the digital files for future use and preservation. Consider your organizational policies about preservation or write one! You might need TIFs or JPG or PDF master digital files. If you have text objects, do you need full text searchability? And finally, how do you need the items displayed?
Tell us about it! Use this form or contact us
After that, it’s up to us!
We work directly with specialized vendors
We handle and process all the image and text files
We can migrate all your files and metadata into VITA
Image with description
Display & manage your collection
Pan-zoom and rotating viewer
Full text search
Audio and video read-along transcription
Secure login to manage, describe and enhance your collections
Psst: You might need some time to gather information for the survey,
so you can download a copy here and complete the online form when you’re ready!
Some previous projects…
Tweedsmuir histories & WI documents
Glass Negatives & Yearbooks
Ivey Room Index cards
Great Lakes Ships Database
Newmarket Local History Books
Read more about what ODW can do for you and your collections!
or download our ODW Services brochure