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Microfilm and Microfiche Conversions for Maryland Libraries

digital conversionUniversities and libraries are notorious for using microfilm and microfiche. Who could blame them? It’s a great space saving technique that allows them to keep important information and documents. While microfilm and microfiche are certainly smaller than 8×11 pieces of paper (or worse, newspapers), they still take up a great deal of space that could be used for other things in libraries. Extra space for patrons to read, study, or enjoy the library atmosphere can make the library a more enjoyable place – but the space has to come from somewhere. Converting old microfiche and microfilm to a digital format is a great solution for adding space and making information more easily accessible.

What are the benefits of digital conversion files?
The biggest benefit of a digital conversion is that the information becomes searchable. When students or library patrons want to learn more information about a subject that was previously a microfiche document, they can search it on a computer or database and have access to the entire document. It makes research easier and puts all of the information in one place. Instead of flipping back and forth between the Internet and a microfiche converter, university students and library patrons can find all of the information they need directly on the computer. You can even make the files available over the Internet so that people have the ability to check out the files at home, using the library website. It’s a convenient way to learn information and view historical documents.

Why use a professional service?
It’s quite possible for libraries and universities to change microfiche and microfilm over to digital copies, but it’s a time consuming job that can easily go awry if the people converting the files don’t have a lot of experience converting film to a digital format. It’s easy to accidentally miss a page or damage the film in the process. We’ve been doing microfilm and microfiche conversions for years at Micro Record in Baltimore. We know how to work the process to preserve the film and make sure that you get every document sent to us in your digital conversion. Once your digital conversion is finished, we’ll send your microfilm and microfiche back to you along with the PDF or TIFF files.

When you’re ready to digitize your microfilm or microfiche, all you have to do is give us a call. We’ll get the process started and make sure it’s a quick, seamless project for you! You can reach Micro Records by calling 877-410-SCAN or visit MicroRecord.com! You can also follow Micro Records on FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+, and YouTube as well!

 

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