In-house SDS Expertise

a. Information Management Consultants

b. Archive/Assets Management Consultant

c. IT Consultancy support team

d. Scanning production team

e. Digitisation/Atomisation production team

f. Quality Control teams

g. Client requirements IT team

h. Web designing and hosting team


Physical Resources

 Our Specialist Scanning Equipment includes:

• SDS Group has every type of scanner/digitising device required to cope with your records and archives.

• Our main scanning bureau has the capacity to electronically convert large volumes of material (up to 80,000 sheets of A4 black and white paper per day).

• SDS Group also possesses various colour and large format paper scanners, as well as overhead planetary digitisers..

• This is achieved without altering the original documents or causing additional wear and tear (essential for rare and priceless archives). We have the ability to colour scan maps (in millions of colours) up to and over the actual physical paper size of A0. All forms of Microfiche, including aperture cards, combination Fiche, 16mm and 35mm roll film can also be captured on site at our offices.

• Planetary Specialist Scanners
Our specialist overhead or planetary book scanners can be used to scan all kinds of books, and can facilitate many different sizes, thicknesses and types of bindings. It is especially easy on battered old books or rare and priceless books.

• Face Up Scanning
These scanners feature a unique v-shaped book cradle and transparent plate to help protect bindings. Scanning is performed without laying books out flat and applying undesirable or unnecessary force to their bindings.

• Auto-Centering Cradle
As the pages are turned the centre of your book gradually shifts from right to left with the bulk of the weight (a well-documented problem known as ’margin crawl’).

• No Page Curvature
The combination of the v-shaped book cradle and transparent platen, together with overhead SLR cameras guarantee sharp, flat-looking pages are captured every time, with no stress on the physical book whatsoever.

• Other Specialist Book Scanners
For more modern magazines, books, journals and publications, SDS Heritage has a range of special flatbed scanners (A4 and A3), which key features include scanning right to the edge of the scanner. This allows for any book to lie completely flat on the scanning glass. The result is a perfectly scanned image with no spine shadow, and no distortion in the lines of text.

• We also have a range of A0 colour scanners, which are ideal for processing maps, deeds, oversized photographs and pictures.