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Solutions for Digitization

We get the ins and outs of digitization.

Digitization is a great way to preserve resources only available in print or analogue format, and to make them more readily available to users.

With so many different formats to choose from, for preservation and access or search, and software to select to manage the output, the choices can be overwhelming.

Andornot's services ensure that not only are materials professionally digitized, but appropriate metadata is generated to describe the resources, ready for import into any data management and search system.

Take a look at some of the projects in our portfolio for ideas of how we can help you, as well as posts in our blog about digitization.

Questions We'll Help You Answer

  •  What output formats are appropriate and with what specifications. e.g. TIFF? What DPI? PDF? MOBI or EPUB ebook? Several formats?
  •  For audio recordings and videos, what codec and compression ratio to use for preservation, versions and what for access versions?
  •  Whether to apply OCR to scanned text and what level of accuracy to expect?
  •  How to represent the OCRd text: as text layer in a PDF, as ALTO XML?
  •  How to manage the resulting digital objects and metadata? How to make the results searchable and showcase the work?

Recommended Software

We recommend combinations of these applications for managing and searching digitized materials.

Inmagic DB/TextWorks
Andornot Starter Kits

Ready to use database system for managing cultural information.

Access to Memory
Access to Memory

The popular open-source archival description system.

Andornot Discovery Interface
Discovery Interface

A modern search engine for diverse resources.

Umbraco and WordPress

Website content management.


Virtual exhibits and website content management.


Crowdsourced transcription and translation solution.



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In a cloud, in an unknown location? Is it difficult to obtain support for your application from your own IT group? Are your servers slow or due for replacement? Why not let Andornot help by having us host your data and applications?

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