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Digitisation Overview

NZMS has four facilities around New Zealand but we can also work on site if your material cannot be transported .

We have a wide range of high end scanners and digital cameras for your work which means we can offer a range of options on image capture and price.  Uniquely in New Zealand, NZMS has equipment suitable for archival quality scanning from postage stamp size to A0+ (think cards through books through photographs through newspapers through whakapapa).

For bound material we have a suite of book scanners that produce outstanding images either as double page spreads or single pages.  We can also capture fragile books at 120° opening.

For robust documents, or print material that can be disbound, our fast rotary production scanners are a very affordable way to convert collections for online access and digital reuse.

We have many options for digitising photographs and negatives, including high volume through to colour-matched "high-end" reproduction solutions.  So if your negatives are degrading through acetate breakdown (beware that vinegar odour!) or you have photo albums you want copied, or even those "fileprints" in drawers, or you simply want another print of your photos we can help.

Once digitised your material can be converted to searchable/editable text.  Think eBook production or PDF creation, creating a searchable finding aid, database creation from annotations or index cards...  It can also be printed to modest or exacting colour matched standards.

Our experience ranges from small bespoke jobs (eg artwork or manuscript) through to high volume projects (hundreds of thousands).  We welcome enquiries from individuals and institutions about single items through to major projects.  Either way we will give you our expert advice and outstanding service.


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