Manuscripts and Special Collections

Caring for your material

Manuscripts and Special Collections staff member working with a fragile document

Whilst in our care your items will treated with the same high standards we provide to our own collections.

  • Digitisation methods are selected to ensure safety of the original material
  • Our secure, environmentally controlled storage facilities comply with the PD5454 European standard for archives.
  • We are a Repository approved by the National Archives.
  • Our digitisation staff are trained and experienced in handling archives and historic objects.
  • Our archive conservation team will assess material prior to digitisation when required, and will discuss with you any pre-digitisation work that needs to be done in order to produce the best possible image.
  • Conservation staff can also provide advice about any issues relating to long term preservation.

Our team has safely digitised everything from rare medieval books to large Russian war propaganda posters never intended to stand the test of time.


Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 4565
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8651