Digitization of archives and libraries

Safeguarding historical collections through digitization

Neogranadina specializes in digitizing collections of historical documents in archives, libraries, and other institutions. We design and build our own scanners specifically for this that are based on open source designs which we have adapted to protect and preserve the original materials whilst also allowing for extremely rapid speeds of digitization (up to 1200 pages an hour depending on the type and size of the documents). We install our scanners directly in the institutions where the documents are held so that it is not necessary to move them, and these scanners are capable of digitizing loose and bound materials.

We have digitized early printed books and archival documents that date to the first half of the 16th century, but we have also digitized more contemporary materials, such as newspapers and magazines from the 20th century. From 2015, we have digitized more than one million images from the Centro de Investigaciones Históricas “José María Arboleda Llorente” at the Universidad del Cauca (Archivo Central del Cauca and the Biblioteca del Colegio de Misiones); the Archivo Histórico Regional de Boyacá in Tunja; and — together with the Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica — the Colombian newspapers El Pilón and Voz.

We are always looking for new archives and libraries to work with to protect the historical documents that they look after in Colombia and elsewhere. If your institution is interested in working with us, contact us.

Here are some of our digitization projects: