Making The Business Case For Microfilm Digitization (Infographic)

Are you in charge of a large microfilm archive? If so, you probably understand the benefits of converting microfilm to digital, but that doesn’t mean the higher-ups who control your department’s purse strings see the same benefits and opportunities as you do. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to get buy-in from the decision-makers who will ultimately fund a large-scale microfilm conversion project, and it starts with making a better case for digitization—the business case.

There are many benefits of converting microfilm to digital, including document-level tracking and disaster recovery, but convincing your boss (or even your boss’ boss) that digitization is worth it may require more of the “hard numbers” administrators love. Like how 73% of organizations are at risk of failing to recover from a serious outage or disaster, or how the average cost per lost or stolen record in the United States is $233. Facts and figures like these can help paint a clearer picture of why microfilm digitization is a good investment and may be helpful if you are trying to get buy-in for a conversion project that’s long overdue.

This infographic presents some of the benefits of microfilm digitization, specifically how converting to digital can save time and money. If you have any questions or would like help putting together a better business case for your institution or organization, contact the experts at BMI Imaging.

Business Case for Microfilm Digitization