Digitisation activities and services
The University of Manchester Library has a world renowned collection of over 4 million items, including significant numbers of early printed books, archives and manuscripts. A large number of these items are already available in digital format and many more will be digitised in the future.
The Library’s digitisation activities are informed by the Library’s Digitisation Strategy and subsequent implementation plan.
The Library has been and continues to be actively involved in a number of successful digitisation projects, including, recently, the Genizah and Medieval Manuscripts projects.
The Library’s Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC) has built up considerable expertise through such heritage digitisation projects and now provides imaging, collection care, hosting and advice and support services to other institutions.
If you would like to submit a bid for a digitisation project there is a formal process for doing so – guidelines and an application form are available.
High quality photographic services are also available to individual and corporate customers.
Images from the Library’s collections can be accessed through The University of Manchester Digital Library.
The Library also provides a growing digitisation service to University staff for taught course material digitised under the Copyright Licensing Agency’s Higher Education Comprehensive Scanning Licence.
Documents and forms
Digitisation Strategy (PDF, 206 KB)
Digitisation Strategy (Summary) (PDF, 601 KB)
Digitisation Strategy Implementation Plan (PDF, 191 KB)
Application for Digitisation Project (Microsoft Word, 38 KB)
Criteria for ensuring value to the Library for partnerships (PDF, 183 KB)
- Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care
- Photographic services
- Taught course digitisation service
- AHRC Rylands Cairo Genizah Project
- In the Bigynnyng: Manchester Middle English Manuscripts
- The University of Manchester Digital Library
- IMP Project - IMP Digital Archive page
- Additional information about the IMP Project
Please send completed applications and any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org