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Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)

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Enhance your digital collections with... 

Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR)

Find out how were revolusioning the searching of your digital collection:

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



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What's in your collection?

Whatever your material type, PastView will 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
  • Harness Metadata
  • Magnifying Glass Zoom
  • Keyword Search
  • Advanced Filters
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What our users say...

Society Jersey

Société Jersiaise
A commitment to the country’s history, language and antiquities

The value of any collection is only ever fully realised when its contents are accessible, so we needed a user-friendly platform that did not sacrifice the needs of serious research. We needed a way to showcase the breadth and depth of our collections in an attractive way that offered powerful, customisable search options when users required them."
Gerard Sargent

Digitisation & Outreach Co-ordinator

Sandhurst Collection

The Sandhurst Collection
A military approach to Managing and organising data

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 Creator


Archives & Records Association
ARA's membership publication, now online and fully searchable

We are always looking for ways to improve the benefits we provide to our members. ARC Magazine has always been a key benefit and the last 18 months has seen it transformed with its move to online publication. Hosting on the PastView platform takes this to a new level and provides even more benefit with the great search function and the ability to access all the back issues, going back to 2011, in one place.
John Chambers

Chief Executive

Burma Star Memorial Fund

Burma Star Memorial Fund
Remembering 'The forgotten army'

Visitors to the website will find a comprehensive archive which paints a detailed picture of the complexities of the Burma Campaign. We are delighted that every element of the archive can be searched in an accurate, responsive and simple manner. As we had requested, the website also incorporates the facility for veterans’ families to add individual records, stories, valuable diaries and photographs.
Jeremy Archer