This article appeared as part three of a three part series on microfilm conversion that was published in the NIRMA Newsletter. Please use the following links to review part one and part two.
In previous issues of the NIRMA newsletter, we have covered best practices for microfilm conversion. Those topics have included speed, accuracy, image quality, as well as quality control. One topic overlooked is how effective the scanner is at detecting individual frames of data. Two common techniques available today are edge detection and complete ribbon scanning, one using last century’s technology and the other defining the way we capture microfilm in the ...
Published in the Summer 2018 edition of the NIRMA newsletter.
In the last NIRMA newsletter issue, we discussed how you can convert your microfilm collection in-house and the benefits to performing that archiving in your own facility. Today we will show you the three vitally important aspects of in-house conversion — speed, accuracy and image quality. When all three aspects are successful, you have a true digital copy of your essential microfilm archives.
There are many microfilm scanners on the market that claim to be high-speed, but how is that defined? For some, 100 pages per minute seems fast, but to others, that is ...
Published in the Spring 2018 edition of the NIRMA newsletter.
Advancements in microfilm scanning equipment are helping shape the way professional record managers access their microfilm records. Users of older, antiquated reader/printers are in a constant struggle of balancing the requirements of file retention with the advancement of the digital age. Now, in the time it would take someone to look up a single document, that individual can now scan an entire roll of microfilm and store it for fast, future retrieval.
While converting old microfilm to new digital files has been available for many years, the cost or concern ...