Welcome to Max Archive Services
Digitisation, Digital Preservation, Archive Management & Production Management Software & Services

Welcome to Max Archive Services, a division of Max Communications Ltd – one of the country’s leading digital preservation, digitisation and archive services companies.

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Employment Opportunities at Max
Max are Recruiting for our Kew Project

We are now recruiting digitisation staff to work on our project at Kew Gardens. Please visit our CV Submission Page to submit your CV and covering letter.

SOTERIA: Digital Preservation Software & Services
Preserving the past for the future

SOTERIA offers comprehensive digital preservation software and storage services for archival collections. To find out more please click on the link below.

DRYAD: Archive Management
Archive Management for the Future

Max’s Archive Management Service, DRYAD,marries the functionality of modern day web-based archive management system AtoM to WordPress, the go-to web content management system for small to medium sized organisations.

Project Management Software
THEMIS: Structuring Unstructured Data

THEMIS is both a production and a project management software platform. Fully hosted and managed by Max, THEMIS ensures that all stages of a digitisation project are managed from within a single platform.

Family Archives Service
Preserving Your Family's Past for the Future

Powered by AtoM, our Family Archives Service allows you to preserve your family's past for future generations.

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Welcome to Max Archive Services

We are one of the country’s leading digital preservation, digitisation and archive services companies. Please follow the links below or use the menu to discover more about our software and services.


Max Communications and the RSA Archive have a successful, long standing working relationship. We have undertaken several digitisation projects together to scan our numerous large sized artworks, prints and diagrams. More recently we successfully migrated to Max’s archive management and digital preservation services, DRYAD and SOTERIA. I cannot fault either the consistent quality of the digitisation or the quality of professional service provided and would recommend, Max Communications, without reservation.

--Eve Watson | Head of Archive | The Royal Society of Arts

Max have been a trusted digitisation and solutions partner with King’s College London Archives for more than a decade. They have always undertaken work to a high standard, and on time, and are a friendly team who are ready to help at short notice.

--Dr Geoff Browell | Head of Archives and Research Collections | King’s College London

I have worked with Max Communications and the team for some years. In recent work with their Archivematica iteration in the College Archives and Corporate Records Unit, and other digital work required by varying cohorts in Imperial, Max Communications have been responsive, innovative and demonstrated great problem-solving abilities. The Max Communications team, from the top down, is approachable, friendly and keen to help.

An example is in their engagement for some major confidential scanning projects. The projects were discussed, scoped and agreed to a high standard of hand scanning. Benchmarking was agreed to our satisfaction when the project started, with a fast progress time for the work. They provided rapid access to files, including digitising out of sequence, e.g. one such turn around for hand scanning, editing and proofing a large file was within 3 hours. The digital delivery was by secure online transfer, and the hard disks and hard copy delivered securely by courier.

On a lighter note, digitisation of 1960s academic cine film was carried out promptly and to a high standard, such that it can be reshown at a major conference

--Anne Barrett | College Archivist & Corporate Records Manager | Imperial College London


Max Communications Ltd conform to ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO14001 accreditation standards for Quality Management Systems, Information Security Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems respectively. Additionally we have achieved both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification via the government-backed, industry supported scheme run by National Cyber Security Centre.