Although many businesses, organizations and institutions have relied on microfilm to archive their media for historical purposes, it’s now more efficient and in some cases a requirement to convert microfilm over to digital media as the initial source for records management. Microfilm conversion services can be a lengthy, technical and specialized process. If you are seeking to hire a company to convert your microfilm, it’s important to know what questions to ask in order to receive quality microfilm conversion services.
To offset the risk of technology obsolescence, microfilming services remains a viable and low-cost media for storing information for the long haul. Although most companies rely on digital records and information, major drawbacks surface with long-term storage. Experts acknowledge electronic media has a five to seven year life before it will need to be migrated to another platform.