NCAP cares for over 26 million historical aerial images, which are housed in over 120,000 boxes of prints and tins of photographic film.
|NCAP records are housed at a commercial records storage facility in central Scotland. Records are regularly recalled for digitisation, inspection and re-housing.
|Each record has a unique barcode identifier, linked to a database. This allows us to track the movement of individual items from their storage location to the public search room or digitisation suite.
|We take great care to ensure that records are logged at each location so that we can find them again in an efficient manner.
|To protect film tins and print boxes when moving them between locations, we place them in tough plastic transit crates. These crates are also barcoded, and a database records which boxes and tins are contained within each crate.
Transit crates are stacked and moved from room to room on wheeled dollies.