Sowing the seeds
Business doesn't just appear you know? Sorry to break it to you.
You have to sow it, grow it and nurture it.
And that's what we have been doing this week, on our Solid Heritage side of the business servicing museums and collections with our dedicated ONSITE digitisation service.
Now this is a unique offering, which we established 20 years ago now.
The concept in a moment, the way it's done with our competitors STILL.
'Yes we can do that, ship your rare ming vase over and we can do it' they say. 'Yes you'll have to insure it again, yes, you'll have to pay some very expensive courier charges and yes, you'll worry it'll get damaged while it's out of your care, but hey ho.'
Our concept, established in 2002.
We'll test the equipment to breaking point to make sure it travels. We'll work on process to ensure the throughput is high, yes we'll come to you and set up in your archive, yes you can handle the artefact, and yes, you can pop it back safely within 2 minutes of taking it out.
Now, we have honed this vital service, and it works an absolute treat. At a recent 8000 item project, we set up on view to the general public (we even got them involved in the digitisation process) and our process managed to digitise in very high resolution between 250-280 items per day.
And these weren't small items. Up to 3m long ships plans. So these were placed on our rig, digitised, tagged with the excession number and placed back safely into the archive (20 steps away) every 120 seconds.
How cool is that?
Have a look at our Solid Heritage page, there's a video showing this.
Now these projects don't come around every day so we sow the seeds today, and then, we get to handle some interesting, stimulating stuff. The Nelson Mandela Collection, Brunel's notebooks, RNLI Gold Medals, and so on.
So, we sow the seeds now by spending 2 days at the Museums + Heritage Show in Olympia. Networking with lovely, truly dedicated heritage folk, discussing how we can help.
We suggest you guys get out and network too, sow the seeds now, reap the benefits later, then repeat.
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