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Is your Microfilm A Candidate For Records Scanning?

Records scanning can be the solution a a number of issues with your microfilm or microfilm system. To determine if your microfilm will benefit from a records scanning process, you can look at these three factors: First try to determine the age of the microfilm. Second, evaluate the frequency of use of the microfilm. And third, figure out if the value gain from internal and external customer service. Records scanning will improve all these areas.

Microfilm and Records Scanning Technology

Lets look at how records scanning will help each one of these areas in more detail. The age of the microfilm is a very important factor because of the potential of data lose. Microfilm can undergo a decomposition process where it will become dry and brittle. Records scanning should be considered way before this begins to happen. If you sense any smell from your microfilm, this could be the beginning stages of decomposition and you may want to talk to an export about records scanning.

The frequency of use of the microfilm can also be an important factor. Excessive use and improper handling can lead to scratches on the microfilm that may contribute to lose of data. Records scanning before the film is scratched is essential to capture all the information. Records scanning can also help reduce the time wasted from spooling and winding rolls of microfilm.

Records scanning is also noticeable in streamlining the process of storing and retrieving information. This will directly impact the service level to internal and external customers. Records scanning will allow for a completely automated system. For companies that want to improve customer satisfaction, records scanning will allow you to find information at a much faster rate. Records scanning will also allow you to share information without limitation to a roll of microfilm. CONTACT US