Microfilm Conversion

Microfilm conversion

Microfilm conversionWe help companies of all sizes to convert microfilms and microfiche to digital images in either .TIF, .JPG or .PDF format.

The Problem of Using Microfiche and Microfilm

Microfilm and Microfiche have been a reliable alternative to hard copy file storage since the mid-1800’s. With advances in technology, however, converting legacy data from Microfilm to a more usable format, such as TIF or PDF images, has become a requirement for many companies and government organizations. DocuLand offers Outsourcingd services to help with the conversion and indexing of this data to companies of all sizes.

Many companies and governernment organizations have significant amounts of information stored on microfilm Rolls or microfiche cards. Often, these rolls are not easily accessible and cannot be shared between multiple people within the organization. In addition, as time passes, the equipment (known as a Microfilm or Microfiche Reader) used to search for data on these rolls is either damaged or unavailable, making access to the information virtually impossible.

The Solution – Microfiche and Microfilm Conversion

DocuLand helps clients to convert rolls of Microfilm and Microfiche jackets to images on CD, DVD, or Online Storage. In addition, Document Scanning London indexes the Film or Fiche with keywords, or index values, to help users to quickly search and retrieve the data that they’re looking for. With an increasing demand for immediate, shared access to information, we offer clients an easy, Outsourcingd method of converting this legacy information to TIF or PDF images.

Document Scanning London has the flexibility to convert Film that is either 35MM or 16MM, Blipped or Unblipped. For Microfiche, we can accommodate either Jacketed or COM Fiche. If you are unsure of what type of Microfilm or Microfiche you have, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help convert a sample of your data and let you know what type you have.

Results of Convertion

By providing immediate access to information that was previously stored on Microfilm or Microfiche, organizations are able to better address the needs of their end-user communities.

Information can be Searched and Retrieved in seconds, without the need for any specialized equipment. In addition, data availability is improved to help with audit and compliance requirements, such as the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA).

Benefits of Digital Images vs. Microfilm

  • Eliminate the need to use outdated MicroFilm and MicroFiche Readers.
  • Reduce time spent on image retrieval from MicroFilm / MicroFiche.
  • Store up to 15,000 images on a single CD, or up to 200,000 Images on a DVD.
  • Images can be printed, faxed, or e-mailed on demand.
  • Multiple users can access images at the same time over a network.
  • For greater search capabilities and complete document portability, images can be OCR’d and Indexed to provide full-text searching capability within the contents of the documents.