An item is an individual file that has been either born-digital or digitised. They can be the page of a book, a 35mm slide, a plan, a photo, a glass plate, or some other material. In fact, a wide range of mediums can be uploaded as Items, and PastView offers a long list of supported file formats.

Items enable collections to be produced, grouping like items together and assigning Attributes (assigning these to Attribute Sets) so they can be filtered into categories and subcategories. These filters are what design your collection into a logical, highly searchable structure, enhancing access and discoverability.

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Digitisation - Prime content for PastView integration

Digitisation converts your physical content into digital format, priming it for successful integration into the PastView platform and opening up opportunities for online access and discovery, granting you ultimate control over the organisation of your digitised items into collections that can be filtered into categories and subcategories. We offer unrivalled quality as industry leaders in the expert scanning and indexing of all material types, whether old, rare, precious or fragile items.


Data Capture - Enhance your digital searchability

Digitisation places your physical content into a format perfect for capturing the valuable data contained within. Through a range of data capture services, typed and handwritten textual details from your archives can be captured and used in a variety of ways, seamlessly imported into your PastView platform for instant and comprehensive searchability.