Very Large Scale Digitisation Projects - Kew Herbarium
Herbarium Digitisation

Max are currently working on a very large scale digitisation project at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew - digitising, transcribing, and recording metadata from over six and a half million herbarium “specimen sheets”. For further details and technical specifications please use the link below.

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Digitisation Services

Max are proud to offer a comprehensive range of digitisation services. With over twenty years of industry experience and related, focussed skills we are confident that we can meet and surpass your organisation's digitisation requirements.

News UK - Victoria & Albert Museum - Royal Academy of Art - Historic Environment Scotland - Fortnum & Mason - National Trust - Find My Past
Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities at Max

We are now recruiting digitisation staff to work on our project at Kew Gardens. Please visit our CV Submission Page to submit your CV and covering letter.

Science Museum - Cartier - Liberty - Imperial War Museum - Henry Moore Foundation - National History Museum - Portman Estate - IMechE
Digital Preservation
Digital Preservation

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections.

King's College London - Army Musuems Ogilby Trust - Royal Scottish Academy - Courthauld Institute - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Digital Transformation

At the forefront of digital change, Max Communications' digital transformation service enables organisations to transform their business processes, drive innovation, respond more quickly, and achieve better results.

King's College London - Army Musuems Ogilby Trust - Royal Scottish Academy - Courthauld Institute - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Slide 4 - Conservation & Storage
Conservation & Storage

Our suite of conservation services focus on the conservation and, where necessary, repair of valued photographic materials. Please follow the link below for more information.

Historic Royal Palaces - Chartered Insurance institute - REME - University of Oxford - University of Cambridge - West Sussex Council - IET
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Archive Management

Our DRYAD service offers a broad range of archive management options. Built on the AtoM archive management system and incorporating our own bespoke software, DRYAD is designed to deliver the best possible archive management solutions.

Canterbury Cathedral - Cameron MacKintosh Ltd - Royal Opera House - MCC - Bexley Local Studies - London South Bank University - Lambeth Palace
Slide 6 - Web Development
Web Development

A vital facet of our DRYAD service, our ability to deliver intuitive and visually appealing websites to best display your archived materials continues to grow exponentially. Using tested technologies such as WordPress and ReactJS, we deliver competitive online solutions to meet your organisation's needs.

Science Museum - Cartier - Liberty - Imperial War Museum - Henry Moore Foundation - National History Museum - Portman Estate - IMechE
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Welcome To Max Communications

For more than 20 years Max have specialised in high quality digitisation services. We have developed an understanding of digital production workflows and quality assurance principles that we believe are central to our success and longevity. In 2016 we were granted the Royal Warrant following a long period of consistently exceeding expectations through the quality of our work. Our ISO9001 accreditation is further testament to the value we deliver to our clients time and again.

Often the material we handle is fragile, delicate and irreplaceable. It can also be challenging, requiring expert digitisation techniques and high-end equipment, especially given that protecting the integrity of the original is paramount.


Max Communications and the RSA Archive have a successful, long standing working relationship. We have undertaken several digitisation projects together to scan our numerous large sized artworks, prints and diagrams. More recently we successfully migrated to Max’s archive management and digital preservation services, DRYAD and SOTERIA. I cannot fault either the consistent quality of the digitisation or the quality of professional service provided and would recommend, Max Communications, without reservation.

--Eve Watson | Head of Archive | The Royal Society of Arts

I have worked with Max Communications and the team for some years. In recent work with their Archivematica iteration in the College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, and other digital work required by varying cohorts in Imperial, Max Communications have been responsive, innovative and demonstrated great problem-solving abilities. The Max Communications team, from the top down, is approachable, friendly and keen to help.

An example is in their engagement for some major confidential scanning projects. The projects were discussed, scoped and agreed to a high standard of hand scanning. Benchmarking was agreed to our satisfaction when the project started, with a fast progress time for the work. They provided rapid access to files, including digitising out of sequence, e.g. one such turn around for hand scanning, editing and proofing a large file was within 3 hours. The digital delivery was by secure online transfer, and the hard disks and hard copy delivered securely by courier.

On a lighter note, digitisation of 1960s academic cine film was carried out promptly and to a high standard, such that it can be reshown at a major conference

--Anne Barrett | College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager | Imperial College London

Max have been a trusted digitisation and solutions partner with King’s College London Archives for more than a decade. They have always undertaken work to a high standard, and on time, and are a friendly team who are ready to help at short notice.

--Dr Geoff Browell | Head of Archives and Research Collections | King’s College London


Max Communications Ltd conform to ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO14001 accreditation standards for Quality Management Systems, Information Security Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems respectively. Additionally we have achieved both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification via the government-backed, industry supported scheme run by National Cyber Security Centre.