For all kinds of collections…
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?
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
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…
Read more about what ODW can do for you and your collections!