Schools – Magazines & Journals

A historic archive of your school's publications could from source diverse source material as magazines or original single page newsletters, and they can be a combination of black and white, greyscale images (such as engravings or sketches) or full colour print.

We have experience of dealing with all kinds of documents. Some of our current clients have requested us to archive journals and newsletters dating back as far as the seventeeth century. You may find you have journals and newsletters containing a mixture of monochrome and colour pictures. We have a specialist system to deal with these, in order to digitally reproduce your publication's imagery with the best results possible.

Pages of your school magazine will be scanned at the most appropriate resolution to find the best balance of quality and efficiency. We produce a two-tiered, searchable PDF of each page, where the top level is a perfect facsimile image of the original, and the bottom level, indexed and searchable text only verion of the content contained within.

Additionally, for every section of the publication, we record some form of meta data (for archival and retrieval purposes in the database system), which could include some or any of the following: volume, issue, year, section, category and sub-categories, dates, and the actual body text (to enable thorough search capabilities).

Moreover, we recognise that each school, and every publication archive is different. And so your school is consulted during all stages of your system's development, including its functionality and design, and indexing preference. The result is bespoke tailored solution that can seamlessly integrate into an existing web site, and one that will be functionality pertinent to your educational establishment.


“We have used the digital archive with the 4th form (Year 9) pupils... They were totally engaged and really got something out of it.”

Sally Todd,
Archivist and Librarian,
St John's School