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Microfilm Scanning Services: Why Convert Your Microfilm

Microfilm Scanning Services: Why Convert Your Microfilm

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Microfilm Scanning Services: Why Convert Your Microfilm

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  1. Microfilm Scanning Services Why Convert Your Microfilm to Digital Files?

  2. Microfilm Scanning Services • Companies turn to microfilm scanning services for a variety of reasons. • Managing digital files is often easier. • Once in digital format, the information within the microfilm can be integrated within the company’s document management system.

  3. Microfilm Scanning Services • Deterioration of the Microfilm Media • It is a physical medium and can deteriorate over time. • To maintain it to close its original state, temperature must be maintained and the microfilm must be stored in a controlled environment. • The media could degrade to a point that viewing the images becomes difficult, if not impossible.

  4. Microfilm Scanning Services • Difficult Access • Microfilm comes in rolls. To access it, you need to load it into a special microfilm reader. • Searching for a particular piece of information is not a function you can perform automatically. Manual searching in microfilm takes time – lots of it. • Converting to a digital format allows for quick access which translates to cost savings.

  5. Microfilm Scanning Services • Limited Hardware Support • The number of microfilm readers available is limited. • You need to compare the cost of purchasing a microfilm reader to digital conversion. • The move to digital conversion makes better sense.

  6. Microfilm Scanning Services • Costs for Microfilm Scanning Services • Many things affect the cost of microfilm scanning: • The size of the film. • Record indexing. • Document resolution. • The number of images on a roll

  7. Microfilm Scanning Services • Microfilm scanning services can make a huge difference in how a copy accesses and uses information: • Information can be used by any member of the organization. • Topics or files can be searched and retrieved in seconds. • With proper back up, information stored digitally will be protected against loss and physical deterioration.

  8. About the Author • Kevin D'Arcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontario's leading document scanning and document management supplier. For more information about Document Management in Ontario, visit