The Munich Digitisation Centre makes no difference between high quality digitisation and mass digitisation. Both is possible due to 10 years of expertise and the presence of a high quality scanning equipment. The ambition is to scan every book or manuscript once in the best quality possible and to use the produced images for different purposes such as web presentations, facsimile production as well as the production of classic microfilm copies.
Every single step of the digitisation process follows the Practical Guidelines for the Cultural Heritage Funding Programme of the German Research Foundation.
All workflows and scanning devices were developed and selected by assistance of the Institute of Book and Manuscript Conservation of the Bavarian State Library. They fulfil the strictest conservation requirements. This ensures a fast but also gentle digitisation with no risk of damaging valuable manuscripts and books.