Over the years, many organizations have had their paper documents transferred to microfilm, as it saves space and has a life expectancy of 500 years when stored properly.
If your organization is looking to purchase a microfilm scanner, there are many choices available on the market. Its important to purchase a microfilm scanner that best meets the needs of your organization while at the same time, provides the best value for what you are going to pay.
Since there are a variety of scanners on the market, trying to figure out exactly which machine is right for your organization may be confusing, here are some things to look for:
Your organization needs a machine that can accomplish everything you need. You don’t want to have to buy several different machines. If your organization has not only microfilm but microfiche or aperture cards as well, make sure the machine you buy can read and save files from those mediums too.
A scanner that can do more than just read microfilm in both convenient and cost effective. Purchasing an all-in-one unit that is versatile can be a great advantage. Look for a scanner that reads, scans and prints.
Just because a microfilm scanner is versatile doesn’t mean it has to be complicated. Pick a scanner that is easy to learn, and easy to teach others to use right out of the box.
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