What utility do
collections have
if they
are
not accessible?

Collections that are not digitally indexed are inaccessible and thus underutilized in contemporary applications.

Visual Archiving Solutions builds digital layers that facilitate search, curation, and distribution for collections transforming them from static to dynamic assets.

HOW DO PHYSICAL
COLLECTIONS THRIVE IN
A
DIGITAL WORLD?

We believe that physical collections are best utilized when their physical, digital, and contextual elements are seamlessly integrated.

Contemporary collections are not simply physical or digital—they require being maintained and developed holistically to preserve and enhance their utility.

WHAT
CAN
WE DO
FOR
YOU?

Visual Archiving Solutions provides comprehensive digitization solutions for large scale projects serving institutional, private, and corporate collections.

We enhance and augment large physical collections through transformative digital projects.

Services

Our expertise encompasses project management, imaging, database development, digital asset management, information architecture, data visualizations, narrative storytelling, and application design.

Project Development

Contemporary digitization projects involve complex planning and execution. We help our clients understand, plan, and implement strategies that result in engaging, cost effective projects with long-term technological stability.

Imaging

VAS has extensive knowledge of various imaging technologies and workflows that maximize accuracy and efficiency. We provide comprehensive solutions that go through image captures, processing, and archiving of collections.

Information Architecture

In order to present your collection effectively you need comprehensive cataloging. We create controlled vocabularies, data dictionaries, comprehensive metadata structures, and protocols to ensure consistent cataloging.

Asset Management

VAS builds systems for managing and binding a collection’s physical and digital assets.

We secure and maintain collections for long-term access and preservation.

Interface & Application Design

Interfaces play an increasingly important role in how collections are utilized. VAS pioneered collection interface design with the creation of the Visual Hive platform for Textile Hive. Our platform can be customized and applied to a wide variety of visually oriented collections and use cases.

Contextual Documentation

We believe that objects in collections are vessels of knowledge. To effectively document collections, you need to go beyond text. We create compelling audio, video, and narrative stories to contextualize collections and bring them to life.

HOW CAN
WE HELP
YOUR
COLLECTION?

Contact

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Email: caleb@visualarchiving.com

Portland, Oregon