Digitising preserves materials, provides access to remote users, can reduce the demand for storage and adds value to web resources.
We do not provide any local digitisation services. There are, however, a range of external services you can use, some of which offer a discount due to VU membership (i.e. CAVAL).
CAVAL Digitising Service
CAVAL was established by university libraries (primarily in Victoria) to provide services to member libraries.
specialises in digitising bound volumes of books and journals, including rare and fragile items, and larger format documents such as maps. This results in improved access to the material while providing a digital image ideal for archival storage.
While you may choose the do-it-yourself option, be aware of the time, expense and knowledge required to do it properly.
Refer to these guidelines on tackling some of the issues you may encounter:
Contact us if you are seeking to retain digital records or collections.