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Genus is a 47-year-old private family-owned Heritage Digitisation Company based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. We have 3 digitisation studios specifically designed for the capture of both heritage and modern material. All digitisation and storage takes place in a humidity and temperature-controlled environment to ensure the best possible handling and capture of material. The studio has seen some amazing specialist documents pass through, including Births, Deaths and Marriage registers, WW2 Trench Newspapers, Save the Children Archive, Vehicle Build Cards, Eighteenth-Century Maps, the whole Archive of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Soldiers Postcards, Engine Component Drawings, Royal Navy Diaries, Parts Manuals, WW1 Letters from the Front, Photo Albums and Police Gazettes.
Working with several independent consultants and major archives and libraries across the UK and Ireland has helped us to devise a robust methodology, supported by our ISO 27001 Information Security and ISO9001 Quality Management System certifications, which allows us to focus on the conservation of material through to the final digital output. Our methods of capture have been approved by our clients, who include The Wellcome Trust, Imperial War Museum, British Library, Country Life Magazine, Getty Images, Rolls Royce, Sandwell Register Office, Scottish Fisheries Museum, Foyles Book Shop and Personal Archive, Guild Hall Museum Looe and more. Specifically in relation to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, we have conducted and are in the middle of a number of Digitisation projects for BRM, Rootes, Riley, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and Jaguar Heritage.
Genus also sells a complete range of Book, Photo, Document and Film Negative Scanning equipment, fully supported by our six engineers. This allows Genus to help you set up your own digitisation facilities, thus allowing your volunteers to contribute to your digitisation project.
In 2022 we will be hosting a number of free of charge workshops at our Nuneaton headquarters to both educate and demonstrate our digitisation processes and equipment, including a tour around our studios and lunch! All members of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs are warmly welcome.
All of your digital images can be hosted on our unique Recollect platform - Online Community Engagement Software by Recollect | Genus (genusit.com), which allows for the Collection Management of and Community Engagement to your collections, plus worldwide access to your unique collections.