What is archive scanning?

Archive scanning is the process of converting physical archives, such as documents, photographs, and records, into digital formats. This process ensures that historical and valuable information is preserved and can be accessed easily without handling the physical originals, which might be fragile or prone to deterioration. Archive scanning typically involves high-resolution scanning, metadata tagging, and sometimes OCR to make the digital documents searchable. The goal is to create a digital archive that faithfully represents the original materials while providing enhanced accessibility and preservation.