Newspaper Scanning

Converting your newspaper collection into a searchable digital archive preserves your history, frees up tons of storage space, and saves countless hours of research time.

Digitizing your newspaper collection is an important part of historical preservation. Every newspaper, from the large national publication to the smallest local monthly, has historical significance. Even if your newspapers have been bound, they continue to deteriorate. A digital collection allows you to make your newspapers fully accessible without fear of damage. Act now to protect your collection and the valuable history it contains.

ADM Digital Archiving

AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES is dedicated to protecting your history. We offer affordable preservation packages that include a remarkable number of features. Other companies charge double their rates or even more to perform the array of additional services that we include absolutely free when we scan your newspapers. We provide so many extras at no charge because we want to do more than just keep your costs low. We want to transform your collection into an easy-to-use, high-quality research tool. A digital archive from AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES is a wonderful way to make your piece of history accessible without compromising the integrity of your collection. See below all the features you get standard with our basic digitization service.

American Digital Memories offers free two-way shipping with every project. We cover the cost of shipping your property to and from our digitization facility, and we ship your digital product to you free as well. We send you the shipping labels, and we arrange for FedEx to pick up your property at a time that is convenient for you. We also provide detailed packing and shipping instructions to ensure that your property arrives safely with no damage.

We digitize newspapers of any size or age. Our overhead imaging system has stationary scanning beds that capture professional grade images without feeding your newspapers through a machine. Preserving your original documents is important to us, and we take the utmost care to digitize your newspapers in a manner that does not damage the originals.

American Digital Memories scans your newspapers in full color at a publisher-quality resolution of 400dpi. The quality and resolution of our digital archives is consistent with guidelines established by the National Digital Newspaper Program.

American Digital Memories digitizes your collection into two formats. The first copy is a tagged image file format (TIFF), ideal for permanent archiving of your documents. Store this copy in a secure location, and your newspapers will always be protected. We also advance your images to a user-friendly searchable PDF format that is ideal for research purposes, our gift to you when we digitize your collection. We offer both the archival copy and the research copy for one low price.

 American Digital Memories employs a rigorous quality assurance protocol to ensure that every document scans properly and that your images are as clear as the original. We split dual-page images into individual documents for accurate numbering and indexing. We also rotate every image to an upright position. Believe it or not, many companies charge extra even for this simple service. We adjust the skew of the images so they are straight and reframe every image for quality presentation. We include these services at no cost to you because quality is as important to us as preservation.

Our standard optimization service enhances the viewing quality of your documents. We check the focus, brightness, color, and contrast of every image and adjust them as necessary to ensure your documents are clear, crisp, and sharp. Many customers find that their digital newspapers are easier to read than the original. This is just another service that American Digital Memories includes at no cost.

Navigating your digital collection is quick and simple. We include our standard indexing services at no cost. We sort, label, and name every edition for easy browsing, and we number every page for your convenience. With our turnkey service, there is no need to presort. American Digital Memories does the work for you at no extra charge.

American Digital Memories will provide a storage medium for your searchable PDFs at no cost to you. We burn your searchable PDFs to DVDs labeled for your convenience. Most companies charge by the DVD for storage, but we include them absolutely free. For qualifying customers with large collections, we will upgrade you to a portable 1 terabyte hard drive at no extra cost.

We find that many of our customers don’t want their original newspapers back after we digitize them. We are happy to return your newspapers to you with free shipping, but if you no longer want your newspapers, American Digital Memories will dispose of them for you. Free shipping or free disposal. Whichever option you choose, we’ll cover the cost.

Even with all of these features added, our per image digitization rate is still lower than many of our competitors charge just for simple scanning. AMERICAN DIGITAL MEMORIES has the resources to craft quality digital products at prices other companies just can’t touch. When you weigh in all of the features we include absolutely free, there is simply no competition. And, of course, it all comes with our amazing customer service.