Digitise to a Standard, or Don’t Digitise at All

Digitisation is more than scanning artefacts and documents.

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Digitisation is a complex process that requires careful planning, execution, and management. It also requires compliance with internationally recognised standards to ensure consistent quality, accessibility, and preservation of digital content.

Digitisation Standards - essential frameworks that govern digital imaging

Ensuring consistent quality, accessibility, and longevity of digital content.

Failing to implement standards puts your projects at risk

Assure long-lasting preservation. Avoid these common pitfalls.

Lack of training

Lack of training

Many institutions lack the skills and knowledge to plan, implement, and manage digitisation projects effectively and to standard.

Lack of quality control

Lack of quality control

Many digitisation processes do not follow standardised guidelines or specifications that ensure consistent quality of digital images.

Lack of access

Lack of access

Many digitised collections are not easily accessible or searchable online due to technical or legal barriers.

Digitise with Confidence, Digitise with Standards

Digitisation standards are sets of aims, specifications, tolerances, and guidelines that define the minimum requirements for creating, managing, and preserving digital records.

Let’s Discuss Digitisation For Your Gallery, Library, Archive, Museum and Cultural Collection

FCTEC is a leading provider of digitisation solutions for cultural heritage institutions. As African Market leaders, FCTEC has been empowering digital transformation across Africa since 2000, enabling customers to deliver high-quality digitisation projects at institutions such as the National Library of South Africa and for South Africa’s national elections.

Get in touch if you would like to learn more about how we empower Africa’s leading cultural institutions to:

  • Select the best standards-based hardware and equipment.
  • Define best practice and processes for digitisation projects.
  • Train and onboard digitisation teams.
  • Bring digitised records online.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements.