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The advantages of using microfiche scanners to convert microfiche documents to digital files are many. Primarily, you can make information available to everyone who needs it. Take a look at this presentation from Kevin D'Arcy, VP of Sales and Marketing from MES Hybrid Document Systems or visit – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Microfiche Scanners - MES Hybrid


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Microfiche Scanners
  • Understanding the Basics before Making a Purchase
    Decision

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Microfiche Scanners
  • Before you make a purchase, its important to
    carefully evaluate microfiche scanners. Although
    pricing can be affordable and options many, you
    still need to think about your usage and the
    reasons for your purchase. However, before
    delving into purchasing criteria, you should
    understand the basics of microfiche and
    microfiche scanners.
  • The conversion process begins when paper
    documents are converted to microfiche. In years
    past, millions of conversions took place and
    microfiche was a standard document form in
    libraries and more.

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Microfiche Scanners
  • Today, the conversion process continues with
    microfiche documents being converted to digital
    formats. By using microfiche scanners and making
    digital files of the content, you can have
    readily available electronic documents in PDF or
    TIFF formats, for example.
  • These electronic documents are not only easier
    to manage and maintain, but they also integrate
    within an organizations document management
    system. When all microfiche documents are
    digitized and incorporated into enterprise
    systems, they become available to all authorized
    users.

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Microfiche Scanners
  • What is Microfiche?
  • Microfiche is a sheet of microfilm measuring
    approximately 4 x 6 and contains multiple
    images in a grid-like pattern. One microfiche
    sheet can contain a few or many images, depending
    on the size of each image. Some images on the
    microfiche can be reduced many times from their
    actual size.
  • Microfiche provides benefits such as fast
    retrieval of information. Some information, such
    as the labeling of whats contained in the
    microfiche, can be read with the naked eye.
    Plus, microfiche can be easily and inexpensively
    duplicated.

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Microfiche Scanners
  • What are Microfiche Scanners and how do they
    Work?
  • The technology used in microfiche scanners is
    similar to a digital camera. The scanner uses
    this digital camera to take a picture of the
    microfiche sheet. The scanner has lenses that
    project the images to the microfiche scanner
    camera. The cameras in microfiche scanners then
    take the projected image, create a digital copy
    and store it on a computer.
  • So, basically microfiche scanners are high speed
    cameras that take digital images of microfiche
    sheets. However, you dont want to simplify the
    overall products. Youll need to understand in
    greater detail how they work and what you need
    from a solution. You can then better compare
    capabilities and features.

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Microfiche Scanners
  • What Benefits do Microfiche Scanners Offer?
  • As you can expect, the number of microfiche to
    digital conversions is growing as a result of the
    many advantages provided to organizations.
    First, as noted previously, microfiche documents
    converted to digital files makes the information
    more readily available and easier to access for a
    wide audience of users.
  • In addition, converting physical material to
    digital formats provides better protection,
    especially to delicate documents. Organizations
    no longer risk losing or damaging the microfiche
    material.

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Microfiche Scanners
  • Given the physical nature of microfiche cards,
    storage needs can be significant. The microfiche
    is typically stored flat in drawers, so the
    physical space can be used for more productive
    purposes. Storage also comes with associated
    costs.
  • The advantages of using microfiche scanners to
    convert microfiche documents to digital files are
    many. Primarily, you can make information
    available to everyone who needs it. And, they
    can access this information instantly from any
    location that your document management system
    allows.

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Microfiche Scanners
  • And, all associated costs of physical storage
    and maintenance are eliminated. Finally, you
    preserve the quality of your documents and remove
    the risk of loss or damage of the physical
    microfiche material. These major benefits
    represent the reasons organizations are
    increasingly converting microfiche to digital
    formats.

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About the Author
  • Kevin D'Arcy is VP of Sales and Marketing for
    MES Hybrid Document Systems, Ontario's leading
    document scanning and document management
    supplier. For more information about Microfiche
    Scanners, visit http//www.mesltd.ca/.
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