Welcome to PastView.
Welcome to PastView.

The online publishing platform to showcase your digital collections.

The online publishing platform to showcase your digital collections.

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Digital Experts

PastView manages millions of digital items, and that figure is growing every day.

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A wealth of features

With an abundance of innovative features, make the most of your digital collections.

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Innovative web design

Match existing branding with bespoke layout and unique digital collection navigation.

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Digital Experts

PastView manages millions of digital items and is growing every day.

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A wealth of features

With an abundance of innovative features, make the most of your digital collections.

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Innovative web design

Match existing branding with bespoke layout and unique digital collection navigation.

Watch how it Works

Search

Take advantage of advanced filters and powerful bespoke connectivity.

Flexible

Enjoy offering an exact digital copy of your diverse collections with digital format flexibility.

Scale

No hardware infrastructure required so enjoy uncapped scales for growth.

Secure

Benefit from logins, permission based accounts and secure data storage.

What's Your Material Type?

Whatever your material type, PastView has the features to enhance how you publish and share.  

Your Books

See how Burma Star published their books online to enhance access and discovery.

Manage & publish your books with:
  • Page Turning
  • Volume and Page Metadata
  • Magnifying Glass Zoom
  • Keyword Search
  • Advanced Filters
View all PastView features

What our users say...

What our users say...

We have so much more control over the content of our website now. This makes it easier for us to keep it fresh and ensure that users keep returning. Working across all platforms, including mobile platforms, makes sure that the website has the widest appeal to the widest of audiences.

John Dale
National Jazz Archive

The updated web service provided by Townsweb afforded the opportunity to reconcile our initial web provision with a new vision going forward. With PastView we are now able to edit our content and manage our online data in a way we were never able to do before.

The updated web service provided by Townsweb afforded the opportunity to reconcile our initial web provision with a new vision going forward. With PastView we are now able to edit our content and manage our online data in a way we were never able to do before. Incorporating a legacy system into a new format was understandably not straight-forward. However, the team at TownsWeb were especially patient and approachable; being keen to ensure that the system met our needs - which it certainly does.

Dr Sebastian Puncher
Deputy Curator

We were very keen that our website was as dynamic as possible. The News section of the site has allowed this and we are able to update visitors on our work and new developments at the Memorial Fund in a timely and efficient manner. In conclusion, the site has been a vital tool in raising our profile during the 75th anniversary year of VJ-Day.

Jeremy Archer
Trustee

PastView has provided us with the tools needed to allow access to our ever-growing collection of archive images, newspapers and media. As our archive has grown Townsweb has been there every step of the way to support, advise and help develop our digital collections to be the best they can be.

Steve Jones
Librarian

Throughout this partnership TownsWeb's expertise and experience have been invaluable. Providing innovative, flexible and empathetic solutions to our needs. The outcome of which is our exciting, educational Site. That sustains our heritage, promotes our ethos while continuing to inform and inspire the men and women that serve today.

Graeme Green
Regimental Secretary

Townsweb's approach to the digitisation of over 30,000 pages of varying quality and the care taken with fragile bindings was excellent. The project has opened up the RPS Journal on the PastView platform in a cost-effective way, which has been important as we chose to the make it freely available.

Michael Pritchard
Director, Education and Public Affairs

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