Our Services

 

The DT Division of Cultural Heritage has created a range of the finest image capture systems that replace scanners and low-end cameras for preservation-grade imaging which exceeds METAMORFOZE and FADGI guidelines, and workflow software for JHOVE-compliant standards-based output. But hardware and software don’t capture cultural heritage materials – people do.

We have invested heavily to assemble the most knowledgeable service, support and training team in the Cultural Heritage industry. With this team we cannot only determine and deliver the best equipment for your needs, we can provide customization of the hardware and software to perfectly integrate the solution into existing workflows.

Delivery of the equipment is the beginning of our partnership, not the end. From operator training services to technician certification programs we work hard to make sure our customers get the most out of their investment in us.

We understand that investment needs to evolve over time and we have designed our scanners modularly so we can add and upgrade your solution as time goes by. You never have to worry about obsolescence with Digital Transitions.


Manuscript: University of Pennsylvania
Source: Ms. Codex 1056, Book of hours (Use of Rouen).
Image courtesy of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
University of Pennsylvania.

 

Consultation Services

We begin our process with a needs assessment to determine what type of solution will be appropriate for your digitization projects. We will review your current digitization hardware including any flatbed scanners or planetary scanners in your workflow, and review your current workflow including metadata. Then we’ll discuss your goals, needs, and obstacles. How large are the reflective objects you need to digitize? Do you have transmissive objects like photographic negatives you need to capture? What about glass plate negatives? Do you need to capture books into digital book objects? Together we will come up with a strategy that will address those needs – and stay within your budget.

System Integration

Once your customized solution has been approved, we will personally install and configure all the equipment including the system, cameras, digital backs, lenses, accessories and computers. We will make sure that our systems integrate optimally with your current equipment and that everything is operating properly. We will train your staff on how to use the systems for cultural heritage digitization and help set up an efficient workflow. We will be there for you every step of the way so that after installation is complete your staff will be comfortable to begin digitizing your collections immediately..

Specialty Services

We have long-standing experience in color management including ICC profile generation, process control, digital asset management, metadata compliance, as well as fine art digitization. We also offer a variety of image quality kits, process control test targets (both object level targets and device level targets) and software with extended service plans that are easy to use and adhere to the most rigid image quality standards. During installation we can provide a variety of strategies and tools that will optimize your solution and productivity.

FADGI Compliance

Our systems consistently exceed FADGI 4-star performance levels for image quality as specified by the Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative (FADGI).

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METAMORFOZE Compliance

Our systems consistently exceed METAMORFOZE strict performance standards established by the Nationaal Programma voor het Behoud van het Papieren Erfgoed (the National Programme for the Conservation of Heritage Paper).

Continuing Care Program

Our most valuable attribute is our dedication to our clients. We are committed to providing technical support for as long as you are utilizing our systems. We are available via phone, email, web help desk and live online chat. We will analyze your files to help diagnose issues and provide loaner units when necessary.

Our highly-trained technical support staff has extensive cultural heritage experience. They are always available to answer questions, provide training, and troubleshoot any problems you might experience. Digital Transitions has over 50 years of combined experience and has been in business since 2002. Since then we have expanded our offices and continued to add staff to our team. You can rest assured that we will be here for you now and in the future.


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Contact Us:
Division of Cultural Heritage
Peter Siegel
pes@digitaltransitions.com
1.877.f/ortless (367-8537) x2280

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