Glass Plate Digitisation

Glass Plate Digitisation

We are highly experienced in glass plate digitisation, especially in working with large collections. In fact, we have had the privilege of working on unique glass photographic plates produced by photographers such as Herbert Ponting, Noel Odell and Ernest Shackleton.

Glass plate scanning presents particular and unique challenges. This is true for both handling and image capture. Our experience over many years, capturing tens of thousands of lantern slides and glass plates, has produced an unparalleled depth of knowledge and expertise in this area.

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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