Die Burger

Case Study

Challenge #1:

Every photograph ever printed and used by Die Burger – amounting to more than 1 million images – had to be digitized and stored in a digital archive system for download and re-use.

The Solution:

Zeutschel and Inotec Scamax scanners were used and printed pictures were captured through a sheet fed scanner.

Challenge #2:

Every single newspaper captured on 35mm microfilm had to be converted into a digital data base of every front page and complete newspaper ever printed in the history of Die Burger.

The Solution:

The Mekel Mach 5 for film was used for scanning, combined with Quantum software. Everything was sorted and indexed by publication date for ease access and re-use.