Microform- Michrofiche & Microfilm Conversion & Scanning
Microfilm and Microfiche Scanning Services
What is Microfilm?
Microfilming, also called microphotography, consists in the reduction of images to such a small size that they cannot be read without optical assistance. This amazing photographic compression often results in a ninety-nine percent saving of space. The microfilming service is one of the most extensively used and common practices in modern reprographic science.
The remarkable increase in microfilming activities is due to the recognition that a large portion of books, periodicals and newspapers are deteriorating because of the poor quality of paper and print. The use of microfilming for almost seventy years has provided an excellent reproduction method for recording photographic images of printed materials (www.dictionary.com)
What is Microfiche?
A microfiche is a card made of transparent film used to store printed information in miniaturized form. To read the card, a user places it under the lens of a reader machine, which magnifies it greatly. The thinness and small size of the film
Advantages of Microfilm
Microfilm can bring various advantages, such as the document being reduced to one-thirtieth of its area. It can also save utilization of floor space by reducing
Advantages of Microfiche
There are many advantages to Microfiche, such as a storage cabinet can hold thousands of Microfiche cards, which can contain thousands of pages
What can Imagex do for Microfilm & Microfiche
ST Imaging’s ST ViewScan III microfilm scanner has changed the way that you will look at your microfilm collection! Utilizing an industry leading 14-megapixel color image sensor with USB 3.0 connection, the ST ViewScan III is capable of creating crisp and clear high-resolution images from your microfilm collection.
“This new high-resolution camera will allow users to see more details in the film as well as digitally zoom in closer than ever
The ST ViewScan III is the third generation of ST ViewScan microfilm scanners and the fourth digital microfilm scanner released by ST Imaging since 2003. Building off each previous model the ST ViewScan III combines the ease of use and familiar functionality with a technologically advanced 14-megapixel camera with a modern USB 3.0 Superspeed interface.
Another significant advancement that ST Imaging’s ST ViewScan III adds is full-color microfilm scanning. While limited, color microfilm and microfiche does exist. In addition, the ST ViewScan III also creates fantastic images from 35mm color slides. The color scanning capability of the ST ViewScan III makes it a favorable multi-functional tool for most institutions.
With the ST ViewScan III, ST Imaging continues to raise the bar on microfilm scanner technology. In 2014 alone, ST Imaging has introduced OCLC interlibrary loan and FamilySearch integration with ST Premium Software.
Enterprise Information Management
Although Microfilm & Microfiche can help preserve your information, there is a shelf life. Environmental issues such as humidity, temperature, etc. can all affect how long, and how much you can see visually see everything. Luckily, there is a solution, you can have all of your Microfilm scanned into digital formats, and upload them to a Content Mangement System. Why would you need to do that, see our blog post " Why Libraries Need to Preserve Their Special Collections" For more information.