Aside from the obvious of being an obsolete archival media for documents for at least a few decades, microfiche film presents a challenge for any organization that has it in storage.
Should you wish to scan and convert your microfiche but need help to justify the effort to yourself or to those who hold the purse strings, here are 6 reasons why you should digitize your microfiche:
- In hurricane- and flood-prone locales, microfiche and other physical documents are vulnerable to destruction. Prevent the loss of irreplaceable records.
- You can’t back up microfiche like you can electronic records. Digital documents allow for redundant, fail-safe data storage and disaster recovery.
- With optical character recognition (OCR) technology, you can conduct full-text searches of scanned and converted microfiche documents, which means that you can access important data much faster than you could previously.
- Using cloud storage of digitized data, you can retrieve records from any location.
- Once all of your microfiche are scanned and converted, you will no longer need to maintain outdated microfiche readers and printers.
- While microfiche take up much less space than full-sized paper documents, they still require storage boxes and cabinets, drawers or shelving. And the microfiche readers and printers occupy considerable space on tables or desks. By letting us scan your microfiche documents, you can reclaim valuable office space.
Microfiche Scanning Service
Good news: you don’t have to do it yourself. With two decades of experience providing Florida organizations with document scanning services, Image One will scan any type of microfiche using the latest technology and convert the data into a PDF, TIFF or other digital format.
We scan any microfiche format (jacketed, COM, ultrafiche, step & repeat, rewriteable) and any microfiche format (diazo, silver and vesicular). We will then upload the digitized images to your document management software or file server.