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Mes hybrid article-20120824_microfilm scanning services - why convert your microfilm to digital files

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Kevin D'Arcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontario's leading document scanning and document management supplier. For more information about Microfilm Scanning Services, …

Kevin D'Arcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontario's leading document scanning and document management supplier. For more information about Microfilm Scanning Services, visit http://www.mesltd.ca/.

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  • 1. Microfilm Scanning Services Why Convert Your Microfilm to Digital Files?
  • 2. • Companies turn to microfilm scanning services for avariety of reasons.• Managing digital files is often easier.• Once in digital format, the information within themicrofilm can be integrated within the company’sdocument management system.
  • 3. Deterioration of the Microfilm Media•It is a physical medium and can deteriorate over time.•To maintain it to close its original state, temperaturemust be maintained and the microfilm must be stored in acontrolled environment.•The media could degrade to a point that viewing theimages becomes difficult, if not impossible.
  • 4. Difficult Access•Microfilm comes in rolls. To access it, you need to load itinto a special microfilm reader.•Searching for a particular piece of information is not afunction you can perform automatically. Manualsearching in microfilm takes time – lots of it.•Converting to a digital format allows for quick accesswhich translates to cost savings.
  • 5. Limited Hardware Support•The number of microfilm readers available is limited.•You need to compare the cost of purchasing a microfilmreader to digital conversion.•The move to digital conversion makes better sense.
  • 6. Costs for Microfilm Scanning ServicesMany things affect the cost of microfilm scanning:•The size of the film.•Record indexing.•Document resolution.•The number of images on a roll
  • 7. Microfilm scanning services can make a huge difference inhow a copy accesses and uses information:•Information can be used by any member of theorganization.•Topics or files can be searched and retrieved in seconds.•With proper back up, information stored digitally will beprotected against loss and physical deterioration.
  • 8. • Kevin DArcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontarios leading document scanning and document management supplier. For more information about Document Management in Ontario, visit http://www.mesltd.ca/service.html?id=10