The best time for a 16mm roll film or 35mm roll digital microfilm conversion is right now.
There are quite a few reasons:
- Microfilm will degrade and become ruined if you wait too long to convert microfilm to digital image.
- Your costs will actually decrease- it is much faster to work with and retrieve digital images than hard copies or old microfilm viewers. I’ve seen countless government employees grab a 35mm reel, manually search for a frame, and use a reader printer to create a hard copy. That is very 1981!
- Online. Billions of records have already been uploaded and hosted online for the public on the internet or even on intranets for your office. Get with the times.
- The economy. The cost of microfilm scanning has dropped considerably. Getting a relatively cheap microfilm conversion is now possible.