Earlier this week, I spoke with someone who has overseen a rather large digitization program this year, which digitized a variety of materials. The person said that they had not planned on building their own digitization facility for this program, but ended up having to. They had thought that they would be able to find a company that could handle all of the work, including digitizing a variety of material types. Unfortunately, companies that convert materials specialize in specific types of materials. In addition, companies that do conversion may not create metadata or load items into the asset management software. However, that isn't what all organizations want. Some organizations want to work with a company that can do it all and do it well.
If you are a digitization vendor and someone came to you to do it all, could you? Would you? Or would you let a prime opportunity (and income) walk away?