Efficient and Accurate Microfilm Conversion

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 ...

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Three Keys for Successful In-House Microfilm Conversion

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. High-Speed Scanning There are many microfilm scanners on the market that claim to be high-speed, but how is ...

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You Can Do That With Microfilm?

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. In-House Conversion While converting old microfilm ...

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Out of This World Deal on the Eclipse!

A rare astronomic event will transpire over much of North America on August 21, a total solar eclipse. To commemorate this rare celestial event, nextScan will offer 15% off the high performance Eclipse microfilm scanner. nextScan, headquartered in Meridian, Idaho is right at the edge of the zone of totality. But suburban communities of Boise, ID such as Garden Valley, ID will experience over 2 minutes and 47 seconds of total eclipse darkness. You better believe we will be there to witness this rare scientific event in person! Some Total Eclipse Facts: This ...

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Don’t Let History Slip Away Due to Vinegar Syndrome

Vinegar Syndrome… Is Your Microfilm Archive In A Pickle? You are the guardians of history Records managers and historians recognized early on that if they wanted to retain the information in newspapers, magazines, and other documents they would need to get a copy on something that was less bulky than paper and would last dramatically longer. Microfilm was the answer. One of the beliefs about microfilm was that it would last at least 500 years. However, that was not how it turned out. The first report of film breaking down came from the Government of India in the ...

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Acquisition Unites Two Top Microfilm Scanner Manufacturers

    Over the years, nextScan’s industry leading scanning technology has helped our company to develop the highest speed production scanners and most sophisticated workflow software application for government, corporate, and archival applications. This acquisition by Digital Check will be of significant benefit to both nextScan and ST Imaging. By combining resources and technology, nextScan and ST Imaging will soon be able to offer the fastest conversion speeds and feature rich imaging enhancement software to all segments in the micrographics marketplace. C...

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