Through the services of Canadiana, we have been improving access to Canadian documentary heritage since 1978 and providing online access to digitized documentary heritage since 1998. We provide full lifecycle support for digital documentary heritage, including:
- Document scanning (from print, microfilm and microfiche sources)
- Indexing and metadata creation
- Digital preservation
- Online searching and access to content
- APIs to enable research and data mining
- Metadata enhancement and correction
To start a digitization project with us, or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Services and Specifications
CRKN’s digitization workshop is designed for bulk scanning and ingest of large quantities of content for both standard and custom digitization projects.
For standard digitization, images are digitized at 300 dpi in colour (for paper originals) or greyscale (for microform originals) and saved as high-quality 300dpi JPEG images with an accompanying searchable PDF. Quality control is based on sampling digitized images for quality and completeness. Alternate formats or resolutions may be provided.
Images are auto-deskewed and OCRed. Uncorrected OCR output is included and used to create searchable PDF derivatives. Image and OCR quality is highly dependent on the nature and condition of the originals.
Digital files are provided on a portable USB hard drive or memory stick, depending on total size. For digitization-only work, CRKN does not retain copies of the digital images once they have been received and accepted by the client.
CRKN can perform additional work, including metadata creation and correction, digitization to customized specifications and standards, enhanced verification or error correction, and specialized features. Nonstandard or oversized documents, maps, foldouts, photographs, slides, archival materials, loose papers, and other materials may also qualify for custom pricing.
Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss items that do not fall under the standard scanning criteria, or that require alternate settings such as:
- 400 dpi optical resolution
- Black and white, greyscale, or colour TIFF output
- Large format items (bigger than 11 x 14”)
- Maps and foldouts
- Individual artifacts or very small documents
- Tight bindings or other difficult to scan materials
CRKN has several book scanners, including scanners with V-cradles ideal for fragile books, as well as specialized scanners for microfilm, microfiche, slides, and negatives.