Convert with Confidence
By Matt Anderson
Article from the newsletter "Inside NIRMA - Summer 2019"
Your microfilm archives are unique and contain priceless records that cannot be found anywhere else. This means converting your analog archives to digital records must be completed in a way that ensures that not only the images are readable but that all the information residing on the film has been captured completely and not accidentally omitted.
Not all microfilm scanners are created equal. You wouldn’t hammer a nail with a screwdriver? No more than you should convert an entire roll of microfilm on a scanner with an area image sensor. ...
While fiche is a great medium for long term storage of documents and files, retrieving the contained information can be challenging. Beyond the difficult nature of the medium, the three biggest challenges microfiche presents include the condition of the microfiche, how the documents were filmed onto the microfiche, and how the files should be sorted. In addition, conversion should provide assurance that all the information was captured. Get the best results by ensuring your microfiche conversion scanner uses equipment capable of handling the rigors of microfiche scanning.
Since microfiche is a flat sheet, it is very stackable and made for simple ...