Automated Document Services are experts in digitising rare, delicate, or important documents.

We are proud to regularly accept orders from reputable organisations across the United Kingdom, including universities, major retailers, and museums.

But in our 15 years as scanning experts we’ve made digital archives from all kinds of interesting and peculiar records. We have handled 300-year-old books, MRI scans, and even valuable postage stamps.

Our state-of-the-art technology means we can expertly digitise the following types of documents and more:

  • Books
  • Manuscripts
  • Theses
  • Magazines
  • Microfilm
  • Newspapers
  • Glass Plate Negatives
  • Photographs
  • Birth and Death certificates

Our goal has always been to provide unimpeachable quality to every client. We do so by taking total care over the delicate documents we are proud to archive. We scan around 8,000 documents a year and in 2018 we accepted more orders than any other year; including a project to digitise documents for a major government department.

Our testimonials speak of our dedication and ability to deliver. We digitise everything from the size of a postage-stamp to A0 size.

But why have your collection digitised at all?

PRESERVATION

An increasing challenge in heritage archiving is the need to allow access to documents whilst trying to keep safe what are often some very delicate and very old items.

By digitisation your archive you can let anyone across the globe view the documents without the precious original having to be brought out from its secure location. Therefore our service gives you peace of mind in terms of archive preservation and opens up access to records to whomever you wish.

SECURITY

Don’t forget the additional benefit of being able to back-up and replicate your documents. In the event of a fire or flood, you will still have a digital replica of each document with all its information intact.

 

SEARCH AND FIND

It’s not easy to flick through old books looking for that one piece of information; particularly when the collection could be hundreds or thousands of books in total. Our scanning service let’s you use Optical Character Recognition to make your digital archive easy to search. Suddenly there is a wealth of information just seconds away and at your fingertips.

 

THE TEAM WORKS

* Our friendly team arrive by van and securely pack your documents for transport. We deal with large and small orders across the UK.

* Your documents arrive at our scanning facility where they are safely housed in a high-security warehouse.

* Our trained scanners look at each document and decide how it is best scanned. He or she will then digitise the documents in a clean and secure dark room using the latest scanning technology.

* All our work is processed in line with the BSI regulations to which we comply.

* If you require the original documents back, they are returned to you by us. If you want the originals destroyed, they are shredded after scanning and sent to a recycling centre.

Contact us to find out how we can help you preserve and share your archives.

Every day we help organisations like you digitise their archives. From museums and universities, to major retailers, we are provide a fast and secure digitisation service.

Having your important documents scanned and archived means you:

* can share important records with a global audience
* allow viewing of documents with damaging the originals
* Back-up your records and never lose a file
* Search text within documents
* Make multiple copies of records

We carefully scan and archive your records: from newspapers to historic documents, we digitise in a clean facility using advanced technology. The end result is a fascinating archiv which is fully searchable and globally accessible.

People need no longer travel great distances to your office, library, or museum. Your documents can we accessed by as many or as a few people as you wish. Our historical archiving sector has successfully delivered digitised records to museums, universities, and libraries.

We are currently digitising the precious records of eight high profile universities and museums. We have scanned millions of documents and our previous clients include major government sectors and high-profile firms in the private sector.

How does it work?

* Our friendly team arrive by van and securely pack your documents for transport. We deal with large and small orders across the UK.

* Your documents arrive at our scanning facility where they are safely housed in a high-security warehouse.

* Our trained scanners look at each document and decide how it is best scanned. He or she will then digitise the documents in a clean and secure dark room using the latest scanning technology.

* All our work is processed in line with the BSI regulations to which we comply.

* If you require the original documents back, they are returned to you by us. If you want the originals destroyed, they are shredded after scanning and sent to a recycling centre.

Our fifteen years of experience in this area ensures we never settle on accuracy or security. Contact us to arrange the scanning of your historical documents, allowing global access and ensuring you’ll never need worry about handling or lending the original records.