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We offer preservation level digitization for newspapers, yearbooks, theses collections and any rare bound material.


Our custom designed and fabricated equipment allows greater flexibility for our "by hand" approach.


We “work backwards” by fitting our custom-fabricated image capture stations and processing to your specific materials.

Let us help solve the puzzle of creating an effective digital archive.

We recognize that each collection is unique and this requires a high degree of experience and expertise. Your selection of a digitization service provider is one of the most important decisions you will make and is central to the success of your project. With ArcaSearch, we let our results speak for themselves.


We specialize in creating digital archives from:

  • oversized documents and maps
  • special collections materials
  • blueprints
  • photographs
  • onion-skin paper
  • original-source ledgers and forms
  • bound ledgers and books
  • newsprint
  • magazines, brochures, newsletters
  • office and historic files
  • microfiche
  • microfilm
  • aperture cards
  • video and audio recordings

Sampling of the types of material we digitize

  • Large Bound Books
  • Pinned Books
  • Alpha Dividers
  • Photostatic
  • Road Petition Packets
  • Foldout Maps
  • Aperture Cards
  • Microfiche
  • Envelope
  • Historic Letters
  • Fragile Pages
  • Fragile Newspapers
  • Yearbooks
  • Newspaper
  • Annual Catalogue
  • Loose Collection
  • 1899 Book
  • Rare Manuscripts

For easy access we offer our Compass Research System; an ArcaSearch hosted cloud-based application. The core technology employed in ArcaSearch’s Compass Research System has proven to be the single most cost-effective solution to historic-records management challenges faced by higher education, publishers, businesses and local governments. The Compass Research System is adapted to the specific requirements of each individual client for the secure preservation and ready access of its document archives.