Faber and Faber book Sheffield IT company

It owns thousands of manuscripts by some of the world’s most famous authors including T. S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, William Golding, Gunter Grass and Alan Bennett - and it has entrusted a Sheffield company with the task of transferring them all to a new database.

Faber and Faber has hired AAG Systems of Killamarsh to transfer its entire digital catalogue of books from several old hard drives of different ages into one new one.

The job will see four AAG staff at Faber and Faber’s Bloomsbury premises for several weeks.

Roy Smith, systems manager at Faber & Faber, said: “Their attention to detail, expertise and the ease with which we have worked with them were all key factors in making the decision to choose them for this critical task.”

Faber and Faber was established in 1929. AAG was formed in 2009 has £5m turnover and employs 35.