Heritage Scanning

Heritage Scanning: Safeguarding Our Cultural Legacy

In our rapidly evolving digital era, preserving our cultural and personal heritage has taken a revolutionary turn through heritage scanning. This transformative process involves digitising records, documents and images, extending their life without causing any damage to the original items.

Our document scanning services include:
  • Bulk document scanning
  • Large format drawings
  • Microfilm and slides
  • Books and delicate material
  • Image conversion manipulation and OCR application
  • Ongoing and project only document scanning

Benefits of Heritage Scanning

Heritage scanning not only safeguards our cultural and personal legacies but also enhances accessibility. By digitising invaluable materials, they become easily shareable and viewable, increasing public awareness of our cultural heritage.

Additionally, heritage scanning empowers research and education. Digital copies allow for detailed analysis, giving scholars and enthusiasts the chance to delve deeper into historical artefacts. They also serve as invaluable educational tools, offering students a tangible connection to the past.

  • Easily available
  • Searchable by text
  • Secure digital storage
  • Increased office space
  • Environmentally friendly

Taking the Leap with Heritage Scanning

When considering heritage scanning, it’s crucial to choose a reputable service provider like Ardington Archives LLP. We understand the intricacies of heritage scanning and deliver your digitised copies in a format that suits your needs, along with an indexed system for easy identification and organisation.

Heritage scanning is a transformative tool for preserving our collective cultural heritage. Embrace this innovative process with us for the longevity and accessibility of your precious materials.

 Our digital conversion platform includes:


  • Collection from all UK locations using our own secure transport
  • Preparation of documents (removal of staples, unfolding corners, etc.)
  • Files scanned in black & white or colour
  • Documents scanned at 200 or 300 DPI for most text based documents, and up to 600 DPI on request
  • Digital files output to any required format (searchable/OCR PDFs are usually supplied at no extra cost)
  • Range of options for delivery of images including CD / DVD or encrypted USB.  We can also host the images on our secure online document storage system for direct client download

Transform Your Heritage with Ardington Archives LLP

At Ardington Archives LLP, we pride ourselves on our fast, affordable service. Let’s embark on this digital journey together, where the past merges seamlessly with the future. Digitise your treasured artefacts with us today.

We offer unique, customised document scanning and storage solutions.

We work closely with our clients to ensure we deliver a scanning and storage solution to fit their needs. Have a look at some of our other services.

Ardington Archives LLP currently has a total document storage capacity of over 100,000 boxes across three archive stores, together with our in-house argonite pods and secure vaults. Our facilities are modern and purpose-built for storage. In addition, we have the option to expand our secure archive environments to increase total capacity.

At Ardington Archives LLP we understand that fast and efficient document retrieval is vital for the management of any business.  Document retrieval can be requested via phone, email or through our secure online portal service, and if requested by 12 noon, will be returned the next working day, anywhere in the UK.  Requested documents are returned either physically or via electronic format, with both options ensuring a secure and confidential delivery.

At Ardington Archives LLP, we provide a comprehensive range of document scanning and digital conversion services using state-of-the-art equipment. We can advise on the best mix of scanning and hardcopy storage to meet your specific needs.

As part of our document storage service, Ardington Archives LLP works with clients to determine destruction dates for archived documents and files.  Confidential destruction is carried out by twice shredding the documents, before they are pulped and recycled into toilet tissue.  We additionally offer destruction of associated media such as PC hard drives, meeting BSI standards in both Environmental and Information Management.

Ardington Archives LLP has a range of custom designed storage boxes made from high content recycled board.  Designed with a double thickness skin to ensure strength, rigidity and a longer life than most other storage boxes, all Ardington Archives LLP boxes are PH neutral to maintain the quality and integrity of the documents stored inside, meeting BS 4971 standards.  All boxes are supplied flatpacked for ease of storage and transportation.

In our rapidly-evolving digital era, preserving our cultural and personal heritage has taken a revolutionary turn through heritage scanning. This transformative process involves digitising redords, documents and images, extending their life without causing any damage to the original items.

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01367 718710

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