Digitise your large format collections & protect your assets!


Increasingly, organisations are incorporating the digital capture of their Large Format collections into their long-term plans and vision. 

This material is uniquely vulnerable to damage and deterioration as a result of its difficult size, which can make for awkward handling. Storage is also an issue (with items generally needing to be stored flat or rolled) as well as unforeseen circumstances, such as fire, flood, and theft. 

Thankfully, digitisation remedies all of these issues by creating a permanent copy of your large format collections, so that they can never be truly lost. The process also safeguards and protects these delicate collections for generations to come, opening up all sorts of exciting options for online access


Why choose TWA for your large format collections?

  • Extensive experience working directly with delicate, large-format items

  • A holistic approach to the protection and accessibility of over-sized archives

  • A suite of services to capture every piece of important content

  • A platform to publish, manage, and make large-format items searchable online


We digitise all manner of archive collections to include the following:

Your collection might consist of one, some, or all of the above, and we have strict workflows and practices in place to help us guarantee fast, efficient, and professional results, every time.

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Digitisation offers a prime opportunity to capture the valuable data contained within your large-format archive. Given the diverse nature of data, and how it presents itself, we offer a wide range of services for capturing it. Your collection  might require some or all of the following services:


Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Using specialist software, typed text is identified within your digital images, for example newspaper collections, which OCR then converts to usable digital text which can be quickly and easily searched against.


Handwritten Transcription

Using specialist technicians to meticulously transcribe your content, handwritten transcription enables important written text to be stored as metadata, which can support searches against your material. This can be valuable for items containing written annotations like maps, blueprints, and technical drawings.


Data Entry

Our data entry experts have years of experience transcribing often fading, tricky to decipher, handwritten script, converting this to typed text so that it can be searched against.

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Our mission is to help transform the landscape for large-format collections, creating opportunities for freedom, choice, and flexibility. Digitisation and data capture unlock your items from their restricted physical format, whilst PastView offers the perfect platform to manage and showcase your material. 

Partnering digitisation and data capture with publishing creates an online experience that excites, engages, and keeps your visitors returning, time and again.

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Should you have any questions about your large format collections, or any of the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist.

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