“WHILE MICROFILM AND MICROFICHE WERE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE POST-WAR WORLD WHICH RELIED ON THEM, THAT RELIANCE NOW MEANS THAT IN SOME INSTANCES THERE ARE SLIDES AND ARCHIVES SEVENTY YEARS OLD OR MORE – AND NOTHING LASTS FOREVER. MICROFILM AND MICROFICHE ARE EXTREMELY FRAGILE AND ARE VULNERABLE TO HEAT, HUMIDITY, FIRE, WATER AND THE SCRATCHES AND DAMAGE WHICH INEVITABLY COME WITH FREQUENT USE”
Converting microfilm or microfiche slides and aperture cards into digital files is becoming one of the most time-saving and cost-effective ways of ensuring valuable records are preserved and ready for instant use, explains Daniel Johnson, Marketing Manager at Storetec
Celebrated in their heyday as a space saving method of preserving documents at risk of damage and deterioration, microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards are now widely considered extremely outdated and a far from ideal method of conserving important data. With the workplace having changed beyond all recognition, advances in technology have made microfilm and microfiche archives and readers redundant, with digitisation specialists such as Storetec having seen a surge of interest in converting old film slides into fully searchable, compact, easy to access online documents…
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