I had an opportunity to chat awhile today while at the New Zealand Family History Fair with Andy Fenton, the Managing Director of NZMS who are the people to talk to if you want to do digitisation, text conversion, microfilming & online hosting and they can be found here.
They do a lot of work with government, business, archives, clubs and societies, individuals, in fact anyone who wants to digitise their heritage items for preservation and to share the reproductions.
They have worked on all sorts of projects both large and small. They also sell scanning equipment and do consultancy and training and have three offices where they can be contacted in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
I was quite pleased to see the Epson Perfection V700 on their stand which is the flatbed scanner I bought a few years ago to do some of my numerous slides and negatives I had inherited. Of particular importance for me was that I had been given some very large old negatives and the Epson would scan a very wide range of negative sizes. It would also scan multiple 35mm slides which was a plus as my grandmother was fairly snap happy in the 1960s and I had a lot of slides to do.
And remember I said they were helpful and friendly?
Very rarely do I ever have men on their knees to me!