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Max are excited to have embarked on a new high volume digitisation project for two high profile multi-national clients in the oil industry. The project is being undertaken in our Edinburgh office and highlights Max’s ability to competitively tender for and carry out high volume digitisation of loose-leaf A3 and A4 documents, large format plans, […]

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Well Log Digitisation and Seismic Scans for the Oil industry

Digitisation of the 1921 Census of England and Wales Completed

Published: 25/11/2021
Author: Stef Emiljanowicz

We’re delighted to announce the completion of the digitisation of the 1921 Census of England and Wales. Max Communications was contracted by Find My Past to carry out image capture, processing and quality assurance for this project. To give an idea of the sheer size of this undertaking we’ve included some statistics below: The census […]

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1921 Census Digitised by Max Communications

ZSL’s DRYAD Website Goes Live

Published: 16/03/2022
Author: Stef Emiljanowicz

We’re delighted to announce that the Zoological Society London’s new DRYAD website is now live. The site can be viewed at https://zsl.maxarchiveservices.co.uk and features a WordPress framework with an embedded instance of AtoM for displaying ZSL’s archived materials. The site also features curated archival content, a news section and much else besides. It’s been a […]

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New Archiving Podcasts Added

Published: 03/02/2022
Author: Stef Emiljanowicz

We’re delighted to share two podcasts which have now published. The first is courtesy of Victoria Cranna of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine who discusses the reality of managing a 20,000 plus items collection along with the challenges of managing a colonial legacy. The second podcast features Andrew Mussell of The Honourable […]

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Conservation Section Updated

Published: 24/01/2022
Author: Stef Emiljanowicz

As well as our digitisation work, Max Communications provides a comprehensive conservation service both pre-digitisation and for stand alone collections. We provide general and pre-digitisation collection and storage assessments and additionally carry out a broad range of conservation and remediation services for photographs, books, loose paper and other archival materials. Please take a look at […]

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Old book conservation

We’re extremely pleased to announce the completion of two new, bespoke DRYAD / AtoM installations. The first installation, carried out for Explore York Archives and Libraries (EYLA), utilised Max’s ‘Crosswalker’ tool to migrate nearly 160,000 entries from EYLA’s existing CALM installation to AtoM and confirmed Crosswalker’s efficacy as a tried and tested CALM to AtoM […]

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SRUC Archive Website Screenshot

We are delighted to offer two new video tutorials exploring using Max’s Crosswalker tool to migrate from Calm to AtoM and the process of creating Archival Information Packages (AIPs) and Dissemination Information Packages (DIPs) in Archivematica and AtoM. The first is a demonstration of the process of migrating a Calm database to AtoM using Max’s […]

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Max Communications Podcasts Series

Published: 16/09/2021
Author: Stef Emiljanowicz

Max’s collection of podcasts continues to grow. Our core Max 2020 and Max 2021 podcasts series have been joined by a series of Digital Preservation podcasts. Our first two contributors are Abby Barletta, Assistant Archivist with the Royal Society of Arts and Rachel Howse Binnington, Deputy Archivist with Fortnum & Mason. To listen to the […]

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CALM to AtoM Migration in Practice

Published: 16/09/2021
Author: Stef Emiljanowicz

We are delighted to share details of two SOTERIA / DRYAD installations. The first, a bespoke AtoM and Archivematica installation for the Royal Society of Arts, showcases AtoM and Archivematica as a flexible, branded archive management and digital preservation system. The second, an AtoM / WordPress hybrid site created for London South Bank University, showcases […]

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