SomCom Ltd - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

RCVS Digital Archive

The Challenge

RCVS approached SomCom to build for them a digital archive which they would be able to update and maintain.


RCVS wanted to be able to manage the archive themselves with the ability to scan, upload and index additional material.

Once the initial build was completed RCVS were able to take over the initial uploading of archive material, utilising volunteers to help expand the archive without incurring costs from external companies. All search criteria, keywords, access controls are also controlled by the RCVS team.

The archive covers a number of different types of publications and the RCVS team are able to update or add more categories.

Our Approach

SomCom worked closely with RCVS to understand their requirements. SomCom examined how the hard copy of their archive was currently used and replicated this online, creating indexes that would allow users to search in a meaningful way.

The Result

  • Archive created as additional resource for members
  • Flexibility for RCVS team to fully manage archive material
  • Upload facility
  • Automatic indexing
  • Fully searchable archive

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