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Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care

The Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care (CHICC) provides a specialist service offering bespoke solutions to the digitisation and collection care of heritage and cultural collections.

The Imaging and Collection Care departments at the Library work closely together to provide object-centred digitisation, ensuring the protection of the object is at the heart of the process.

We offer a range of services, using the highest specification equipment.

As curatorial, conservation and photographic professionals, we understand completely the needs and expectations of customers.

The team has a wealth of experience working with and caring for different types of objects, including artworks and museum objects, rare books, archives and manuscripts.

Textus Roffensis


The team has recently digitised the Textus Roffensis, a manuscript that predates the Magna Carta by 100 years.

It is a 12th century legal encyclopaedia compiled by a single scribe at Rochester Cathedral, in Kent, in the 1120s.

The manuscript can be viewed in full, online via our image collections service.


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