Why you should digitise
With digitisation services from DAMSmart you can realise your content’s value, and keep it available for future generations to enjoy.
No matter what kind of organisation you are, your archived content is vitally important. But what happens when accessing and utilising this information becomes impossible? This is a growing reality in the digital world, as the number of devices capable of playing back old physical tape and film is dropping rapidly and no alternatives are being made.
DAMsmart provides digitisation services for a variety of old audiovisual media formats, as well as advice on making the most of your archived assets, to not only make sure that your content overcomes the limitations of its original format, but is made accessible for future use.
Huge amounts of priceless film, television, news, information and entertainment are currently being stored in obsolete media formats that simply weren’t designed for longevity. DAMsmart provides digitisation services for a variety of old audiovisual media formats, as well as advice on making the most of your archived assets, to not only make sure that your content overcomes the limitations of its original format, but is made accessible for future use.
While some are more robust than others, many audiovisual formats have a shelf life of less than 30 years and are subject to degradation over time. If you want to keep your archival content usable, digitisation can provide the solution
Digitisation is a cost-effective way of storing archival content. Whether your media is stored onsite or off, you are required to pay operational costs. With digitisation, not only are these costs eliminated, but you will no longer be dealing with the environmental concerns of storing a physical archive, which can have a significant impact on the expected lifespan of content. Costs are further increased by the time taken to request or access media that is kept offsite. By digitising your archival information, it is safely and indefinitely stored in a far more accessible and economical way.
Want to know more? Have a look at this cost of inaction calculator to help quantify the cost of failing to digitise.
Is your archive currently making any money? DAMsmart can update your archival information into durable digital formats, provide backups and take the time-consuming task of digitisation off your hands. Then, once our work is done, new opportunities to monetise your collection will open up.
Whether you choose to make use of a now-limitless online audience, or use your freshly-digitised content to build your brand, our services unlock a world of potential for you.
DAMsmart works with a variety of institutions, including government agencies, libraries, broadcasters, schools, collectors, non-profit organisations, corporate archives, universities and dozens more. We’re a safe and experienced set of hands for your precious content. We’ll make sure the original archive is preserved in tip top condition..
Whatever the size or condition of your archive, we can transform it into crisp, clear digital content. Whether you’re holding a box of old VHS tapes or 30-plus years of archived broadcast television, we adapt to your needs to digitise it and deliver it to your computer.
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