BMI Imaging Makes Debut At The 2023 Tennessee Library Association Conference
With its strong presence in the Library sector and scores of clients, BMI made its first appearance at the Tennessee Library Association Conference.
Sunnyvale, California – May 17, 2023
BMI Imaging Systems, Inc. recently attended and exhibited at the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) conference in Memphis, TN.
Being involved in the library and newsprint archiving business since the 1960s, checking out a conference that its team had not previously attended was an easy decision to make. With a client base that spans across the country, BMI’s sales team is constantly looking for library and archives conferences that provide new interactions with the people that maintain local history.
Will Whitney, Head of Sales and Marketing, says that “We’re always looking for ways to interact with existing and future clients. Conferences have traditionally been a part of our overall sales effort, and they’re great ways to support the industries we work with and get a chance to be face-to-face with the people in that industry. Coincidentally, we recently hired a sales rep in Tennessee so it made it a no-brainer to get him out to Memphis and exhibit with the folks at TLA. It was a double plus for us: we get to exhibit at a conference we haven’t been to before, and our new rep gets field-tested by being dropped into the fire of a conference. Can’t get any better than that.”
BMI Imaging Systems (originally Bay Microfilm Incorporated) incorporated in 1958 as a microfilm service bureau, working with County Recorders to archive land records on microfilm. In the early 1960s, services were expanded to include preservation microfilming of the rare books and manuscripts of leading California Universities. A Library Microfilms Division was also established, working with over 200 newspaper publishers to preserve California local history for libraries and archivists. A reputation for service, precision, and reliability led to steady expansion of BMI’s government, education, and commercial clients over the next two decades. By the early 1990’s, the records management industry had entered the digital age and BMI was at the forefront of this evolution. Clients were meeting their electronic document management needs by having BMI digitize their records, with BMI installing and supporting on-site document management software solutions.
Today, BMI’s production capability includes two imaging facilities with a staff of more than 60 technicians. With a focus on quality, accuracy, security, and innovation, BMI provides custom solutions that fit the unique requirements of each of its customers. In addition to providing document/microform imaging and indexing services of the highest standard, BMI offers public tenant, private tenant, and CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services)-compliant community cloud hosting services, enabling secure access to client data via the Web. BMI also provides systems integration services, implementing turnkey document capture, management, and workflow solutions. BMI employs an in-house software development staff, a project management customer support staff, along with IT professionals that support internal and Web hosting operations.