UDC is established to digitise items from the University’s collections as prioritised by the Collections Committee. UDC provides a range of services relating to the digitisation of analogue materials – generally 2D items like archives, manuscripts, documents, books, artworks, research records and the like. These services include consultations and advice, as well as self-service options. UDC also has some limited capability to digitise 3D objects and ephemera.

UDC is also able to offer some limited services to departments on terms by negotiation if providing those services will not compromise core projects.

All digitisation of Collection items complies with current digital preservation practices among leading collecting institutions. All printed or typed text based images are OCRed to facilitate data extraction and creation of text-searchable PDFs.

Library collections

Contact the appropriate collection manager to request digitisation of particular items.


UDC’s consultation service includes advice on

  • UDC’s digitisation capability
  • Engaging with ‘Creating Digitised Collections’
  • Standards and formats applicable to particular projects
  • Outsourcing options in the commercial sector

Thesis requests

  • UDC provides a thesis digitisation service to individual requestors
  • Requestors must pay the digitisation fee via eCart and complete a copyright declaration form.
  • UDC will email requestor with a Cloudstor link for download

Research records and business documents

UDC has appropriate equipment and workflows to efficiently digitise a range of research records and business documents.

Self service

A range of UDC's capability is available to University staff to use in our supported environment.