Our archive partners

We pride ourselves on our excellent relationships with our partners, many of whom we work with long-term, across multiple projects.

Key to our partnerships is our commitment to ensuring that the entire digitisation process is managed by us without impacting the day-to-day work of the library. We ensure strong communication with all stakeholders, working closely with library management, curators and archivists, conservators and digitisation studios. 

Partnering with AM

If you would like to collaborate on ground-breaking digital resources and make your collections more accessible and discoverable, please get in touch. We are actively looking to build new relationships with archives, libraries, museums and other institutions and look forward to the future research opportunities these partnerships will bring.

Hear from some of our partners

The National Archives enjoys a dynamic and successful commercial relationship with AM, which has materialised into an impressive array of products sourced in whole or in part from the archive. AM’s digitisation work has greatly increased the accessibility of documents for academic study beyond Kew. This has surely been enhanced by AM’s track record in applying innovative handwritten text recognition technology and the thoroughness with which archival material is presented, including supporting features designed to engage users with the primary sources. AM has a keen understanding of the processes involved in publishing archival material and a willingness to engage constructively on issues of due diligence. Their extensive and thorough review of content prior to digitisation gives confidence in their processes and in the smooth progression of each project through to publication.
The National Archives, UK

The Amistad Research Center could not ask for a better partner to aid in increasing access to and knowledge of its collections than AM. Working with the company to digitize the records of the Race Relations Department was tremendously rewarding for Amistad. The entire process from beginning consultations about Amistad’s collections to the shipment and digitization of the records to the design of the resulting Race Relations in America resource was smooth and flawless. For an independent, non-profit archive like Amistad, our work with AM made it possible to expose this tremendous collection to a much wider audience and it assisted our own staff in exploring aspects of Race Relations Department records that were little known. We look forward to continuing our relationship with AM on additional projects and exploring further possibilities of collaboration, digitization, and enhanced access.
Amistad Research Center
The British Library has enjoyed a successful partnership with AM for over 30 years. Our work together started on producing small microfilm products and has grown significantly over the decades, culminating in the digitisation of the vast East India Company Records. Alongside smaller thematic products, the partnership makes some of the Library’s historic collections accessible to customers across the globe and enables new research to be carried out both at scale and in detail. We value AM’s editorial input and advice on interesting and relevant items, and the conservation and digitisation of our collections. OCR and handwritten text recognition enable new avenues of research, supported by the tools and context on their platforms when they are published. Multi-archive products such as The Age of Exploration enable important works held at the Library to be studied alongside works from other libraries and archives. We very much appreciate the support and passion that AM bring to our digitisation partnership and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future – enabling and enhancing archival research online.
The British Library
Working with AM has been a very positive experience and an important part of the Newberry’s emerging digital program. The flagship resources – American West and American Indian Histories and Cultures – are well-researched and presented and have brought the materials in our Edward E. Ayer and Everett D. Graff collections to the attention of thousands of new users. The smaller, collaborative resources are of the same quality and have provided an opportunity to digitally join treasures from the Newberry and other institutions. The AM team has been a pleasure to work with. From Directors and the very knowledgeable and competent editorial staff researching our collections, to the digitization technicians, all are conscientious regarding the demands they make on the library’s staff and about the handling of the library’s collections. Projects are very well organized, carefully scheduled, and expertly completed. Their finished products speak for themselves.
The Newberry Library, Chicago
When we decided to digitize our archival collection, we spoke with several companies. One of the reasons we chose to work with AM is their passion for history. The editorial staff saw the significance of all of our materials from the Declaration of Independence to a hastily scribbled letter from a child to his father during the Civil War. History matters to them. The product they created is outstanding. With its easy-to-use interface, American History 1493-1945 has exceeded our expectations. Users can employ a variety of search techniques to locate materials, save them to their own personal account or download them. The addition of an image gallery makes it easy to locate visual materials in our mostly manuscript collection. The books and pamphlets are fully text searchable, an added bonus that facilitates research.
Gilder Lehrman Institute, New York

AM has performed real wonders in digitising nearly two decades of the Globe’s performance heritage, as well as a considerable portion of our archival holdings that go back to the earliest days of the endeavour under the leadership of our founder Sam Wanamaker. The team at AM worked hard to really understand our story – and our values – to produce an invaluable record of the Globe as a unique artistic, historical and architectural experiment. Not all of the 178,000 digitised items were traditional documents, and the finished online archive includes high-quality images of props, costumes and other ephemera, some captured using 360 degree imaging. We were lucky to be the beneficiaries of AM’s conceptual ambition, expertise and technical brilliance; and our audiences, visitors and subscribers have relished the chance to explore our astonishing wealth of material.
Shakespeare's Globe