Digitisation is changing the way archives can catalogue large amounts of content. Instead of creating a full catalogue before digitisation, as has been previous practice, assigning a unique identifier to each digital object, and matching up existing metadata allows the use of our browser based metadata harvesting tool Themis. Digital objects can then be presented to clients, our on or off shore cataloguing teams or even registered volunteers.
Many hands make light work, and Max have comprehensively catalogued over 2 million items for 2 major projects in the last 4 years; tasks originally estimated by our clients as 20 year projects using catalogue first and digitise after methodology.
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