Founded in 1903 Brookes Bell currently lead the market in professional expertise and experience across the major maritime and scientific disciplines. They are an international marine consultancy and marine surveying firm that provides comprehensive services in the marine and energy world.
Brookes Bell (Liverpool Office) needed to reduce their storage space and gain access to the information in their ship investigation reports, quickly and easily. They also needed constant access to their records whilst the scanning was being carried out.
Transmedia were tasked with scanning a set number of boxes each month and providing Brookes Bell with the resulting images on DVD, indexed to their specific requirements to aid retrieval. This is an ongoing project, which is likely to run for some years. We had to scan their backlog of ship investigation reports and provide backups as well as retrievals from their archive as and when required.
Backup copies of their DVD’s are stored in Transmedia’s high security, temperature and humidity controlled archive, protected by an argonite fire suppression system. There is also a rolling program in place to confidentially destroy the originals after an agreed period of time.