For starters, digitization is creating a digital (bits and bytes) version of analog/physical things such as paper documents, microfilm images, photographs, sounds and more. So, it’s simply converting and/or representing something non-digital (other examples include signals, health records, location data, identity cards, etc.) into a digital format which then can be used by a computing system for numerous possible reasons.
We provide digitization services primarily to libraries, museums, and archives; the Backstage team has produced millions of preservation-quality digital images.
We understand the challenges and intricacies of scanning retrospective material, including rare, fragile, and often unique original items. Our dedicated staff of librarians, photographers, and technicians has earned a reputation for respectful, specialized handling of archival collections like yours.