Our services are turn-key and include:
Digital Preservation and Scanning – We utilize the most advanced archival digitization equipment to ensure the best quality preservation and digitization for historical collections.
Web-Based Access – Our proprietary Scan-2-Web™ platform makes your digital images, text-searchable documents and audio/video files accessible to your global audiences.
Consulting and Strategy – We identify your immediate needs and challenges, prioritizing program objectives and the type of archive that will work best for you, identifying your audiences and users, initial planning, budgeting and timeline development, but also ongoing support and long-term planning to ensure program success and ROI.
Assessments – We assess your most valuable archival assets, regardless of format, type or size as well as the processes, practices, systems and tools that will work best in your environment for ongoing collection of newly created assets.
Archival Storage – We offer cost-effective, outsourced solutions including fully staffed secure, long-term storage in specially designed facilities, providing the highest standards in security, climate control and disaster preparedness and response.
Oral Histories – We interview key players in your history to create unique, versatile and lasting repositories of insights and memories, including identification of people to be interviewed, background research, question preparation, correspondence and legal documentation, videography, transcription and indexing.
Preservation and Disaster Preparedness – We include the aggregation and archival preservation of physical assets, the conversion of hard copy assets to electronic or digital format, the storage of these assets in a safe environment and the establishment of insurance, disaster preparedness and recovery plans to protect investments and extend asset life.
Appraisals – We offer accredited appraisals for donation, sale or insurance purposes.
Archival Processing and Cataloging – We identify the best way to intellectually and physically arrange your available assets in a unified, but flexible order and consistently describing assets to ensure fast retrieval.
Outreach and Education – We offer project management services, education seminars, donation or exhibit negotiations with other institutions, auction houses or private sellers. We also provide annual meetings to educate users on the archives and to ensure ongoing support and contribution.
HOW WE BUILD A BETTER ARCHIVE
Our archival services combine the best practices of institutions like the National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution with the sophisticated tools and ideas of a modern agency. We're not just archivists. We're brand activators that fuel the way people connect with their companies, communities, customers and each other.
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Heritage Werks specializes in web-based access to archival collections providing cost-effective solutions for long-term digital preservation, access and use. Creating efficiencies, lowering operating costs, putting valuable content into the hands of people who can better collaborate, ideate and innovate with access to historical information. Our digital platforms help organizations generate incredible ROI from content they already own.
Anatomy of a Digital Archive
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With our proprietary, fully-integrated digital preservation and asset management system, we help organizations capture, organize, manage and share all the good things in their archive. Whether it's digitized images, text-searchable documents or audio/video files — our proprietary S2W (Scan-2-Web) Platform™ makes your files accessible to your global audiences.
Collection storage and management
Heritage Werks is the first choice of the DOW 30 and leading organizations for the day-to-day storage and management of their archives. Each collection is supported by a cross-functional team of highly experienced archivists in our geo-secure, state-of-the art archival facility, providing the highest standards in security, climate monitoring, disaster preparedness and response.
We provide all of the services necessary to support the information needs of your organization including developing policies and procedures for keeping the collection current and up-to-date, staffing an "on-demand" reference desk, seeding and embedding the service within your organization and providing web-based, self-service access to the collection. We accomplish this through a single, highly-collaborative and cost-effective annual program.
Why Choose heritage werks?
Our teams have assessed, created, managed, digitized or optimized more than 300 archival programs around the world. Consider:
- The foundation of everything we do is grounded in archival best practices, and we deploy professionally-trained archivists on all engagements.
- We work directly with leading cultural institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and the Museum of Science & Industry.
- We run one of the most advanced digitization facilities in North America, where archivists, technologists and state-of-the-art digitization equipment come together to provide web-based access to content of all types and formats.
- We offer phased approaches based on available budgets and client needs.
- We bring a high level of excitement and enthusiasm to every project. Every project matters, every reference and referral matters.