What Is Digitisation?

Digitisation is the process of converting paper records into digital ones, using the help of a variety of systems and hardware. The goal of digitisation is to help businesses become more sustainable and better prepare for growth.

Is Digitisation the Same as Scanning?

Digitisation consists of the scanning, organising, and meta-tagging of analogue files. This means that paper files must be scanned to be digitised, but full digitisation also includes the additional processing of the electronic files, to make them easily searchable on an organisation’s database.

Which businesses are good candidates for digitisation?

Digitisation benefits businesses from all industries, but particularly those that rely on the availability of old archives and texts. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • historic archives
  • manuals for machines that are out of production or regularly updated
  • old books and magazines
  • maps
  • county records

What digitisation options are available through LORIC?

LORIC can offer a variety of support through its digitisation services: from teaching businesses to use the machines and renting them out, to digitising the archives themselves. Our business proposition is aimed at making digitisation open to all.

LORIC has both a fast put-through scanner (ideal for loose-leaf documents) and an archival book scanner, which can be used on any sized book or pamphlet, or indeed to scan posters up to A0 in size.

Interested in learning more? Sign onto one of our free events, or drop us a line at loric@bishopg.ac.uk to discuss.