imageDigitization + Preservation +  Access

Bridge Intec will digitize your documents from originals and ingest them into its digital repository for long-term preservation and easy access.

See costs & specifications below

imageDigitization Only

If you would like to digitize your material but do not want your content preserved or hosted, we will digitize your content and return both the originals and the digital copies.

Cost & Specificiations below


imageDigitization + Preservation

Digitized content + metadata is packaged and ingested in the digital repository for secure, long-term preservation. Access options will determine if the content is shared.


imageAccess Options

The digitized content preserved in the digital repository can be made accessible and/or restricted to certain members/department in your organziation (for search, browse and view/download) through standard or customized application platforms. 

Digitization Costs & Specifications

Bridge Intec's Digitization Service is designed for bulk scanning and ingest of large quantities of content. The most cost-effective projects are those which qualify for a Mass Digitization approach. 

Cost Summary for Mass Digitization


Document Volume (Pages) Digitization Only Digitization + Preservation Digitization + Preservation + Access
1 - 1,000      
1,001 - 10,000      
10,001 - 100,000      
100,001 - Up      
*Disbinding fees may apply.

Standard Outputs

For mass digitization, images are digitized at 300 dpi in colour (for paper originals) or greyscale (for microform originals) and saved as high-quality 300dpi JPEG images with an accompanying searchable PDF. Quality control is based on sampling digitized images for quality and completeness. Alternate formats or resolutions may be provided.

English images are auto-deskewed and OCRed. Uncorrected OCR output is included and used to create searchable PDF derivatives. Image and OCR quality is highly dependent on the nature and condition of the originals.

Deliverable media

Digital files are provided on a portable USB hard drive or memory stick, depending on total size. For digitization-only work, Bridge Intec does not retain copies of the digital images once they have been received and accepted by the client.

Custom Options

Bridge Intec can perform additional work, including metadata creation and correction, digitization to customized specifications and standards, enhanced verification or error correction, and specialized features. Nonstandard or oversized documents, maps, foldouts, photographs, archival materials, loose papers, and other materials may also qualify for custom pricing.

Please contact us to discuss items that do not fall under the standard scanning criteria, or that require alternate settings such as:


  • 400 dpi optical resolution
  • Black and white, greyscale, or colour TIFF output
  • Large format items (bigger than 11 x 14”)
  • Maps and foldouts
  • Individual artifacts or very small documents
  • Tight bindings or other difficult to scan materials



Bridge Intec Digital Repository is a preservation system that ensures the long-term integrity and usability of the objects in its care. This means that Bridge Intec's infrastructure, policies and processes are all designed to ensure the long-term preservation and accessibility of deposited materials, including storing multiple redundant copies, regular verification and fixity checking, and migration processes to address issues such as file format obsolescence.

Partners wishing to preserve digitized content in the Digital Repository may enter into a depositor agreement with Bridge Intec to preserve and provide ongoing access to the digital content. Bridge Intec can also take already-digitized content and package it for ingest into theDigital Repository. 


Fees for preservation and access are $1.00 per gigabyte of content stored in the TDR (based on 1 TB of storage with a 3-year preservation commitment), billed annually. The amount billed is based on the amount of content held at the start of the billing cycle. Requires supplying appropriate metadata, or hiringBridge Intec to create appropriate metadata. 



Bridge Intec’s standard digitization process involves applying Optical Character Recognition (English text only) and indexing the metadata and OCR to provide document and page-level search capability. This searchable content can be made accessible on our online application platform. Core features of this service include:

• Page-level full-text searching
• Document-level metadata searching
• View, navigate, resize and rotate page images using the online page viewer
• View bibliographic records and information about documents
• Download PDF copies of books and issues
All partners' content held within the Bridge Intec's repository will be able to take advantage of new features as they are developed and added to the Bridge Intec's application platform.