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Our BMI Imaging Systems Blog, Microfilm articles are designed to provide you with useful information for project planning. Microfilm is a nuanced way to store content, and we’ve been working with microfilm since 1958. We know microfilm, and want you to know it just as well.

Microfilm Transportation: 3 Ways To Safely Send Your Microfilm And Microfiche Records

2019-07-16T12:56:22-07:00July 15th, 2019|Microfilm, Security|

We’re a company with two facilities in California. Why does this matter? Because we have clients from not only the state of California, but from across the entire country. With our scanning facilities solely on the west coast, one of the most common questions we get asked when discussing a digital preservation project is “how do I get my [...]

How To Prepare Your Microfilm For Scanning

2019-07-16T12:53:21-07:00June 25th, 2019|Microfilm|

If you’re about to embark on the journey of digital scanning or are just curious about the topic of preparing your microfilm for a conversion project, we’re glad you landed on our article and hope you come away with some useful information. In this article we’ll cover three topics related to preparation: Triage (sort) your microfilm by importance. Create an [...]

Microfilm Deterioration: How To Identify It And How To Preserve Your Content

2019-06-17T20:09:04-07:00June 17th, 2019|Microfilm|

Are you asking yourself "is my microfilm deteriorating?" If your answer is "yes" then you've found your starting place to: determine if your microfilm and microfiche records are in fact in the process of decay. understand how you can protect your records and begin the preservation of your collections. mitigate the risk of deterioration with proper records management. If [...]

Low-Cost Microfilm Scanning: What You Should Know

2019-06-09T13:54:51-07:00May 24th, 2019|Microfilm|

Since you’re looking for microfilm conversion at a cost-effective price and happened to find yourself reading our article, we’d like to give some scanning solutions to help you make an informed decision. There isn’t a right or wrong answer when it comes to microfilm conversion projects, but there are ways to execute the scanning process that are better than [...]

5 Ways To Ensure A Successful Microfilm Scanning Project

2019-04-06T08:11:27-07:00September 12th, 2018|Microfilm|

You can have your microfilm archive in front of you and know that you want to scan it to digital, but what else should you be thinking about? In this article, we’ll give you some ideas that we believe will make your project successful. You can ask ten companies the same question and get ten different answers, and that's fine. [...]

How Do I Start A Microfilm Scanning Project?

2019-04-04T05:28:41-07:00August 7th, 2018|Microfilm|

A simple question, with simple answers. Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy, of course, but we’ll do the best we can to make it that way. First, we’re glad you’re reading this article, because it means you’re curious about how to make your microfilm scanning project a success. Second, you’re reading our article, which always makes us happy. Our goal here [...]

Building Department Microfiche Conversion

2019-04-09T06:39:47-07:00February 19th, 2015|Microfilm|

Is Converting Your Microfiche Archive to Your Permitting System the Right Approach? Building departments manage many different types of documents, including building plans, geologic survey information, permit copies and other residential or commercial title related records. A lot of building department staff time is spent searching through physical microfiche archives for specific records. Misfiled and lost fiche present further hassles. [...]

Microfilm Conversion Service Partner

2019-04-09T06:41:31-07:00December 8th, 2014|Microfilm|

10 Questions to Ask When Researching a Microfilm Conversion Partner So you are trying to transition your organization from old microfilm cabinets and barely working reader printers to a modern, elegant electronic retrieval application. The process of digitizing your microfilm records is a bit more involved than one might expect. There is project planning, indexing, microfilm preparation and secure transportation of [...]

Student Records Microfilm Scanning Solution

2019-04-09T06:43:48-07:00December 2nd, 2014|Microfilm|

Schools and colleges all over the country are learning that microfilm scanning can be affordable! If you work in a school office, you are probably used to working with thousands of student records, transcripts and other documents that are stored on microfilm (or paper). The law requires that student records be kept and archived for years and years. Filing and retrieving [...]

Microfilm Reader Replacement Solution

2019-04-09T06:49:47-07:00June 9th, 2014|Microfilm|

Have an outdated, broken microfilm reader? Think it is too expensive to digitally convert your records? When we work with clients, they are often facing a conundrum - where to find a part to fix a broken microfilm reader or a new microfilm reader. They may have looked at digitally scanning their physical microfilm library in the past but have been accustomed [...]