“We’ve been working with BMI Imaging for a few years now on several projects. I had no experience digitally scanning boxes of files before and did not know exactly what to ask for. The work they’ve done for us has been top notch and the digital files are easy to read. We’re very happy with the results.”

– Ingrid Anne Russell | Curator of Animal Collections


San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals in 100 acres of majestic and peaceful gardens located directly on the Pacific Coast. The mission of San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Accreditation with AZA comes with many responsibilities, including proper records management. Ingrid Russell, Curator of Animal Collections, states, “We’re required to properly store animal records and share them with fellow AZA accredited zoos. That drove a paper digitization initiative. After exploring several options, we selected BMI Imaging.”


  • Fragile, historical animal records on paper with no duplicate copies
  • Records management requirements to stay accredited with the AZA


  • Paper digitization services completed at BMI’s Sunnyvale scanning bureau
  • Digital records delivered to San Francisco Zoo and Gardens via CD/DVD


  • On time delivery to meet accreditation requirements with AZA
  • Clear, easy to read digital replicas of originals