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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.

What You Should Expect During Your Digital Conversion Project

Digital conversion projects can be tricky, and we have some thoughts that we, as a document and information management company, believe you should see and understand as you choose your partner in conversion. We’ve broken them out into what you should and should not expect during your digital conversion project. Enjoy!

2019-08-01T14:17:00-07:00December 10th, 2018|Document Management, Microfilm|

5 Ways To Ensure A Successful Microfilm Scanning Project

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. But here are five ideas we want you to know about that’ll guide your decision-making process and enable you to execute a successful microfilm scanning project. Onward!

2019-07-23T13:41:09-07:00September 12th, 2018|Microfilm|

How Do I Start A Microfilm Scanning Project?

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 is to give you some ideas before heading down the path of microfilm scanning, and we know you’ll find at least one nugget of useful information here. Let’s proceed, shall we?

2019-07-23T13:41:27-07:00August 7th, 2018|Microfilm|

Building Department Microfiche Conversion

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. [...]

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

Microfilm Conversion Service Partner

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 [...]

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

Student Records Microfilm Scanning Solution

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 [...]

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

Microfilm Reader Replacement Solution

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 [...]

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