Outsource Archive Digitisation

Outsource digitisation offers a simple yet highly effective to digitise your collections and archives whilst overcoming some of the issues faced when trying to handle a project in house.

These issues including choosing the right equipment, training staff, implementing a scanning process for everyone to follow and dealing with what happens with the equipment at the end. Planning for such eventualities can take up valuable time and resources; making a straightforward project seem complicated or never ending.

With BDM ArcScan’s outsource digitisation, all those obstacles are gone as we have the right equipment and people to complete a variety of projects. With trained operatives with years of industry experience, we can quickly, efficiently, and safely digitise your materials much quicker than if you planned to do it internally.  

We have specialist book scanning equipment for bound volumes and manuscripts, the latest scanning equipment for photographs and transparencies, large format scanners able to capture up to A0 plus the ability to digitise microfilm and microfiche.

Book and Bound Volume Scanning

Copying or scanning from books is a process which requires great care throughout the digitisation process. Book pages and spines can become fragile over time with excess handling, movement, or pressure able to cause lasting damage which can make the item un-useable.

BDM ArcScan have a suite of book scanning solutions which carefully and safely remove these issues such as overhead scanners which capture from above and require minimal handling of the book which can be supported on a choice of platforms including flat, cradle or V-shape platen.

We also have the latest book friendly flatbed scanners as well to ensure all eventualities are covered. The end result is a project completed in high quality, allowing the information to be easily shared and accessed with additional processes such as OCR to create word searchable documents also available.

Microfilm and Microfiche ScanninG

With BDM ArcScan’s microfilm and microfiche digitisation service, we can overcome all these problems and turn your media into the latest digital files such image and PDF formats. Search quicker and easier with data at your fingertips with options including indexing and OCR available to further enhance your data’s potential.

To achieve the best quality and results, BDM ArcScan only use the SunRise range of microfilm and fiche scanners which are renowned with the industry for delivering exceptional results.

Photo, Slide, and Negative Scanning

Photos offer a chance to capture a moment in time. From historic moments or capturing the mood of the time, photos are key to exploring our history and preserving them is key to ensure their legacy and value is continued without the risk of them becoming damaged or lost.

Digitising using the latest in photographic technology in our suite, we can create faithfully reproductions of photos, negatives, and slides to transform them into a digital format; ideal for sharing on the latest social media apps or making collections much more accessible to all.

Large Format and Map Scanning

Digitising larger sized materials and objects such as plans, maps and artwork can often cause headaches as to how you will be able to capture the item itself. In parts to digital stitch back together, using a camera and a satiable rig or the consideration of often expensive dedicated large format scanners.

At our digitisation studio, BDM ArcScan have the latest scanning solutions for large format media with the ability to digitise up to A0 using roll feed, flatbed and purpose designed overhead scanning systems.

To find out more about our outsource archiving digitisation and receive a free, no obligation quotation, please contact us today

Starting to digitise and not sure where to start?

Fear not, BDM ArcScan have created a helpful guide which will help you under the benefits of digitisation, how to start your project and how to manage it during and after. It also covers the purchasing of equipment or how to effectively outsource your project.

To download your FREE guide, please click here.

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Contact Details

Welcome to BDM ArcScan

The creative and dynamic company leading the development and revolution of digitisation services and solutions.

BDM ArcScan
1 Darin Court
Crownhill
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK8 0AD

Contact Details
Telephone: 01908 410 414
E-Mail: info@bdmarcscan.co.uk

BDM ArcScan
Suite 301
Digital World Centre
Media City
The Quays, Salford 
M50 3UB

Contact Details
Telephone: 0161 216 4030
E-Mail: info@bdmarcscan.co.uk