Numérisation patrimoniale


Our fleet of 70 scanners enables us to manage all of your formats, up to A00 and more, either in our workshops or on your premises. We advise you on the metadata associated with your images to quickly access the digital content. With a heritage background, our project managers and digitization operators will dedicate themselves to making your project a success.

This essential step will help you to reach your objectives.


Scannersto cover all of your documents



18 millions

De pagesevery year

Digitization of
all types of documents

  • Printed books, manuscripts, letters
  • Registers: deliberations, births, deaths, marital status, military
  • Catalogues, technical documentation
  • Postcards, Ekta chrome, photographs, glass plates
  • Newspapers, newsletters, journals
  • Maps, architectural drawings, posters, prints
  • Bound and loose archival assets, bundles
  • Paintings
  • Audiovisual assets
  • Objects: 2D, 360°, 3D


  • Digitization in our workshops or on your premises
  • Any resolution adapted to your project (300 to 4 800 dpi)
  • Digitization in manual or automatic mode
  • 180° digitization or in restricted opening mode
  • File format: TIFF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PDF…
  • Naming convention, digitization parameters (colorimetry, cropping, …)
  • Directories organisation, inventory completion

Metadata enrichment
of digital images

  • Desktop publishing services: curve correction, image editing
  • Character recognition (OCR)
  • Enrichment of the PDFs with table of contents
  • Generation of internal (IPTC/XMP) and external (XML, MIX) metadata
  • Dublin Core Encoding, EAD, MODS
  • Indexing: transcription of handwritten or printed fields
  • Segmentation of press articles (XML ALTO)
  • Deliverables: METS and / or Refnum

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Our key strenghts

  • Study of your documents and advice regarding the scanners and digitization techniques
  • Digitization of all types of documents and formats
  • Enrichment of the images with the appropriate metadata
  • Support up to the sharing phase
  • In situ digitization possible anywhere in the world

The Joint Documentation Department of Lyon entrusted Arkhênum with the digitization of several batches of publications i.e a full set of 230 books and 110 500 pages.

We particularly appreciated the quality of the digitization, taking into account the difficulties linked to these types of documents (engravings, large publications, etc.), as well as the seriousness and availability they showed in the follow up of our project.

Isabelle Scheider

Deputy manager of the Lyon 1 University Library

Theytrust us

Case study

Case study


Benjamin Assié, curator of this inter-regional establishment, explains his work that involves the study and promotion of a heritage that is common to 10 European regions (8 French regions, 1 Italian region, 1 Spanish region) which share an Occitan culture.

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Visitez nos ateliers de numérisation

Get a behind the scenes look at our workshops. In 3 minutes, discover in video our employees in action, our scanners and how we use them, our production and control processes.

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