Covid-19 Update

Max are pleased to confirm that our teams are still fully operational in line with the latest government guidelines. This includes our off-site team at ONS. We do understand, however, that for many businesses and institutions this is unfortunately still not the case. We continue to wish you well during this difficult period and look forward to somewhat easier times, hopefully by Spring 2021.

If you would like to schedule a call for a future date, please complete our contact form indicating a preferred day. We have decided to freeze our prices until May 1st 2021 to ensure that our customers are not penalised by the ongoing restrictions. We may decide to extend this date further still.

In the meantime, please do take a look at our podcasts page . The passion, enthusiasm and insight from our guest speakers has been inspirational, especially given the circumstances.

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Why Digitise?

Advances in modern technology have fundamentally changed the way in which we view and store media (for example images, films, books, records or other documentation). The advantages of digitising an organisation’s archived assets are therefore considerable:

Benefits

  • Backup: Organisations can now back up digitised media by simply copying and pasting from folder-to-folder and indeed server-to-server. In the unlikely event that one set of digitised assets is destroyed these can quickly and effortlessly be replaced with a backup copy.
  • Preservation: A trait common to all analogue media is that it degrades. Exposure to light, excessive handling and other factors cause wear and tear which cumulatively can have a devastating effect. Digitised media provides a reliable degradation-proof back up that can be preserved for perpetuity. Max Communications supplements its digitisation services with a digital preservation service called SOTERIA. SOTERIA offers the maximum peace of mind in terms of future-proofing your digital assets.
  • Storage: Digital assets do not require physical archive for storage and so storage is proportionately cheaper.
  • Searchability: Digital assets are easier to locate and search. It is possible to apply Optical Character Recognition (OCR) processes to most printed/ typed digitised material. This allows keyword searches via a computer or mobile device. Similarly, there are now large transcription houses specialising in extracting manuscript content into a searchable database. With these improvements it is now possible to complete in seconds a task that would once have taken hours, or even days.
  • Access: To access physical assets the user needs to be in situ. Digital assets can be securely searched from anywhere in the world at any time, based on user permissions.

These are just some of the reasons why it makes sense to digitise. Over a period of 20 years Max Communications have established themselves as one of the leading names in the field.

For further details of our digitisation services, please follow the links in this article or contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.

Why Digitise?

Advances in modern technology have fundamentally changed the way in which we view and store media (for example images, films, books, records or other documentation). The advantages of digitising an organisation’s archived assets are therefore considerable:

Benefits

  • Backup: Organisations can now back up digitised media by simply copying and pasting from folder-to-folder and indeed server-to-server. In the unlikely event that one set of digitised assets is destroyed these can quickly and effortlessly be replaced with a backup copy.
  • Preservation: A trait common to all analogue media is that it degrades. Exposure to light, excessive handling and other factors cause wear and tear which cumulatively can have a devastating effect. Digitised media provides a reliable degradation-proof back up that can be preserved for perpetuity. Max Communications supplements its digitisation services with a digital preservation service called SOTERIA. SOTERIA offers the maximum peace of mind in terms of future-proofing your digital assets.
  • Storage: Digital assets do not require physical archive for storage and so storage is proportionately cheaper.
  • Searchability: Digital assets are easier to locate and search. It is possible to apply Optical Character Recognition (OCR) processes to most printed/ typed digitised material. This allows keyword searches via a computer or mobile device. Similarly, there are now large transcription houses specialising in extracting manuscript content into a searchable database. With these improvements it is now possible to complete in seconds a task that would once have taken hours, or even days.
  • Access: To access physical assets the user needs to be in situ. Digital assets can be securely searched from anywhere in the world at any time, based on user permissions.

These are just some of the reasons why it makes sense to digitise. Over a period of 20 years Max Communications have established themselves as one of the leading names in the field.

For further details of our digitisation services, please follow the links in this article or contact us on 020 8309 5445 or via our contact page.