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 ...
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 ...
Idaho Business Interests To Be Represented Nationally by leading Microfilm Scanning Equipment and Software Development Manufacturer, nextScan (a Division of Digital Check Corp.)
Idaho’s District Export Council member Ernesto Pinal was elected to serve on the National Steering Committee for the Pacific North District Export Council. Mr. Pinal, is the Director of International Business Development for nextScan, a world leading manufacturer of micrographics equipment. The Pacific North District Export Council serves North California, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Montana, ...
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:
nextScan and ST Imaging, both divisions of Digital Check Corp. and leaders in micrographics conversion products, have combined their technologies to create a low cost production microfilm scanner. This scanner, the FlexView, will debut at the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference (ALA) in Chicago, June 23-26th.
Bruce Rennecker, General Manager of nextScan and ST Imaging, states, “Our company’s mission is to help organizations quickly, efficiently, and economically covert their microfilm archives to preserve their film history. We’ve found many ...