In the business world, large economic potential is linked to digitisation. A 2017 report by McKinsey claims that: “Digitisation is also transforming globalisation. The amount of cross-border data flows has grown 45 times larger since just 2005 and is projected to increase by an additional nine times over the next five years, as flows of information, searches, communication, video, transactions, and intracompany traffic continue to surge.” Imagine what those numbers are today.
Digitising documentation in the knowledge world has an equally significant transformative effect. Discoverability is at the heart of this phenomenon.
The benefits of digitising your document collection cannot be underestimated. Not only does digitising save time, money and the environment, but it enables you to increase efficiency, avoid theft of or damage to your documents, save physical space and create a thoroughly modern organisation.
Patra and Sahoo suggest in their 2022 paper in the journal Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture that a number of challenges exist when it comes to digitisation, “like high budget, diversity in records, efficiency and hard labour, document security, quality control, information retrieval, and manipulation of metadata”.
Dealing with the possibility of data loss, having the capacity to do the job, dealing with various file formats and the fragility of storage media, understanding the rapid evolution of technology, lack of funding, and security concerns means that digitising a document collection is best left to the professionals.
Sabinet uses the latest technology and resources to work with your documents in a controlled and secure environment – at your location or ours. With more than 20 years’ experience, we have the know-how to successfully digitise up to 13 000 pages a day, taking special care with fragile documents.
Not only does Sabinet offer this crucial digitisation service, but we also recommend CONTENTdm – a digital resource that allows you to build, showcase and preserve your digital collections. This is done on your own personalised website and enables your content to be even more discoverable to people around the world. CONTENTdm also secures and monitors your digital originals in a cloud-based preservation archive so they remain safe for the future.
So, if digitisation is on your to-do list this year, look no further than Sabinet’s digitisation service and the essential CONTENTdm to transform your library.