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Microfilming: A Compelling Way to Protect Valuable Documents

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Companies turn to microfilming for a multitude of reasons. Most predominantly, businesses need to preserve information for the long haul. And, using microfilm is a widely accepted practice for …

Companies turn to microfilming for a multitude of reasons. Most predominantly, businesses need to preserve information for the long haul. And, using microfilm is a widely accepted practice for establishing permanent records. In fact, microfilm has the durability to last more than 500 years when it’s manufactured, processed and stored properly. For more information about Microfilming, visit http://www.mesltd.ca/.

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  • 1. MicrofilmingA Compelling Way to Protect Valuable Documents
  • 2. • Businesses need to preserve information for the long haul• Microfilm is the widely accepted practice for establishing permanent records• Microfilm has the durability to last more than 500 years when it’s manufactured, processed and stored properly
  • 3. • Valuable records in physical form can be exposed to significant wear and tear• If it is used frequently and or need to be preserved for the future, microfilm is the logical choice• Digital documents, although better protected than paper, likely won’t last as long as microfilm
  • 4. What’s Microfilming?• An analog microfilm format still has its place• Contents of microfilm can be read by the naked eye, companies find special uses for this medium• Format doesn’t require any special software or hardware and is completely independent of technology
  • 5. Why Organizations Microfilm• Companies who microfilm use service providers to handle their projects• Technology has be around more than 70 years, experience service providers have a good handle on how best convert your documents• Goals are to produce high quality microfilmed records with longevity and compatibility
  • 6. Why Organizations Microfilm• Provides unmatched security for information• If original formats gets destroyed, carefully stored microfilm will be available• For companies who value space, businesses can turn to microfilming• A single microfilm roll can hold up to 6000 pages
  • 7. Why Organizations Microfilm• Decisions can also be made on a cost basis, microfilm is more economical than digital backup process• No additional investments need to be made• Most significant is the quality of the final record
  • 8. Why Organizations Microfilm• Quality of digital images are measured by how many “dots per inch” are contained in the image• Microfilm does not have these limitations, it holds the same detail as the original document• Microfilm is the widely accepted courtroom format because digital documents can be altered and microfilm cannot
  • 9. What Should You Microfilm?• Anything of value that must be preserved for many years• Examples are: newspapers, original paper documents and books, corporate documents and reports, record books, public records (marriage, birth and death documents), programs, photos, newsletters and bulletins• Microfilm protects valuable documents from the ravages of time, its economical and easy way for organizations to archive all forms of records
  • 10. • 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 Microfilming, visit http://www.mesltd.ca/.