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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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...