Microfilm Scanning Services
Microfilm Scanning Services
Microfilm Scanning is done with industry leading, state-of –the-art SunRise® roll film scanners on a 24/7 basis with a daily production capacity of over 800,000 images and to date over 1 billion images scanned. With our experienced team, attention to detail and customer service focus, you’ll get the highest quality image from all types of microfilm including 16mm, 35mm and 105mm. Our microfilm to image digitizing services allows you to convert your film to a variety of image formats including TIFF, JPEG, GIF, JIF, Grey Scale and searchable PDF.
Our production process is designed to provide the utmost safety with regards to handling your original film. Your digital conversion job is logged in with the production manager; quality controlled before, during and after the scanning process. The finished job is carefully packaged and sent back to you with your originals.
Scanned Microfilm added features
Indexing: Indexing is simply a method of creating unique IDs for each image or folder so they can be searched, retrieved or sorted based on key information. The scanned images cannot be digitally searched so having information mapped to filename allows easy retrieval. Student ID numbers, address info and claim numbers are just a few examples of identifiers that can be associated with each image. The client is supplied with a master file that contains the indexed information.
Searchable PDF OCR: A scanned microfilm image that is converted to a pdf is not digitally readable. A post processing step is needed to convert the pdf to a readable document that can be searched or indexed by a computer program. Optical character recognition technology is used for this conversion process. Once a pdf is in text readable format, its content can be searched, thereby allowing rapid retrieval.
Hidden Text: PDF can have Meta data that allows search engines or computers to read more information about the content of the PDF. This information is not eye readable but Meta data can help improve search engine ranking if the pdf is accessible online or help with retrieval based on key information.
Output is typically TIFF Group 4 or PDF or searchable formats, using OCR technology. Microfacs offers a full line of services to make retrieval of your images faster. Feel free to call us to discuss your microfilm to digital conversion job or to learn more about our microfilm scanning process.
Microfilm Scanning Case Study for the Insurance Industry
Microfacs recently started a major microfilm scanning project for a large insurance company based on the east coast. The project consists of scanning policies and certificates dating back many years. There are over 65,000,000 microfilm images to scan. The microfilm will be digitized to a searchable PDF format using optical character recognition (OCR) technology.
This project will help the insurance company manage claims more efficiently as vital information contained in the insurance policies can immediately be retrieved. This gives the claims processor quick access to critical information needed to communicate with the insured.