Document Archive Scanning Services
There are important archiving and legal reasons that vital documents may have to be individually handled, even though it maybe physically possible to guillotine or disassemble bound materials to permit lower-cost automatic page feeding
Since many historical books are extremely valuable or cannot be legally removed from their premises, we specialize in onsite document archive scanning. PSA Technology installs a mini-network at our client’s site that is independent from the client system. We bring in technicians, scanners, quality control stations, indexing stations and a centralized database to organize the project.
We convert fragile archival documents and bound books with meticulous professional handling to maintain document integrity. Depending upon the condition of the documents, we scan directly to digital form or microfilm the items and then scan the film. Our services are utilized by leading libraries, archives and universities.
Since 1991, we have conducted many document conversions within the categories below as well as other projects such as Director’s Minutes, Catalogs, Photographs, Technical Reports, Brochures, etc.
We utilize custom Book Scanners that capture all images including tightly bound book gutter information. Volumes are carefully inventoried, monitored and handled to preserve their integrity. When imaging is done onsite, we work hand-in-hand with our customer’s custodians of the volumes.
Sewn notebooks must be kept intact in order to evidence the sequence and dates of research. Millions of dollars may be at stake if a pharmaceutical house or research laboratory is unable to demonstrate that the records have not been tampered. We typically scan notebooks with pages two-up to reduce the cost of individual page scanning.
Historical Vital Records
Older governmental books and records, such as Births, Deaths, Marriages, Land Records, etc. were often recorded in large permanently bound archival libers. They must be scanned within the public buildings in which they reside.
Document conversion of paper files
Our image scanning solutions cover a broad range of electronic and digital scanning. We scan items as small as credit card receipts or as large as oversize maps and blueprints. We have wide experience with difficult paper such as tissue or color copies and two-sided documents. Our range of specialized scanners permit us to always apply the specific equipment to meet client needs. All valuable and fragile papers are evaluated and processed to assure proper care and accurate conversion
Our experience in image scanning of micrographic media is unmatched. Film scanning quality follows from almost 30 years of workmanship. PSA Synergy's microfilm & microfiche department and laboratory have handled hundreds of millions of microfilm images. When necessary, our processing laboratory personnel will evaluate microfilm flaws and recommend procedures to enhance the film before scanning.
- Microfiche scanning
Fiche formats are pre-scanned to evaluate the precise location of images prior to microfiche scanning. They are concurrently scanned, rotated, deskewed and despeckled. We have the capability to scan on a three shift schedule to minimize client turnaround time.
- Microfilm scanning
Our high speed film scanning equipment converts both 16mm and 35mm film. We can handle a wide spectrum of film reduction ratios. Our scanners are equipped with sophisticated image enhancement software that produces the highest possible quality electronic images.
- Aperture Card scanning
Engineering drawings maintained in aperture cards are scanned on high speed automated Photomatrix film scanning equipment. capable of up to 400dpi resolution. Keypunched (Hollerith) index information is captured and recorded simultaneously with the scanning. Typed cards are keyed manually.
Image scanning to convert oversize documents
PSA Technology's scanning and conversion services for drawings include blueprints, mylars and drawings spanning "A" to "J" sizes. Although most clients request TIFF or Adobe PDF images, output is available in a variety of output formats including DWG, CALS and JEDMICS.
We scan engineering drawings at our facility in Sentul Success in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur City or onsite at our client's locations. Our large staff provides the flexibility to do large backfile conversions as well as ongoing scanning of smaller volumes of work.
Indexing and file naming may just specify drawing and revision numbers or capture any data that is present on the drawings. Data capture may include reconciliation to extracts of an existing database, use of barcodes or manual data entry. Our least expensive approach is to securely encrypt images and sent the digital data offshore for keying and key verification. Alternatively, all indexing can be done right at the client's site or at PSA Technology's facility.
We convert fragile archival documents and bound volumes with meticulous professional handling to maintain document integrity. For old books and pamphlets, we use special purpose book cradles to avoid harming book spines. Depending upon the condition of the documents, we scan directly to digital form or microfilm the items and then scan the film. Our services are utilized by leading libraries, archives and universities.
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