Microfilm – Scanning the ‘Lost Ark’ of Information
Over the past decades, millions of pieces of information have been locked up in microfilm storage. With equipment becoming old and un-serviceable and and the microfilm itself beginning to degrade, this information is becoming lost – forever.
With a full range of Microfilm Scanning services available, Sterling is able to unlock this information before it is gone. We have the equipment, knowledge and facilities to quickly convert microfilm information into indexed, digital information, unlocking the knowledge from the past, making it available for the future.
Storing microfilm in a way that will preserve it is becoming an expensive, combine this with the cost of ownership of microfilm readers and the training to go with them, this can sometimes be a prohibitive option. By converting microfilm today, the information will be available at the touch of a button to view, print and email, by multiple users.
Scanned images from microfilm seamlessly integrate into your existing electronic document management system. If you do not have an appropriate system, Sterling can provide you with a hosted, web access solution.
By combining your microfilm requirements with other services such as scan on demand, it is possible to convert only what is required, when it is required. Sterling can manage the storage of the original microfilm and retrieve, scan and deliver individual frames as and when required, reducing the cost of conversion.
Ultimately, there is no reason for your microfilm archives to be lost in the past – simply integrate the information into your records management systems and processes.
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Book Scanning – Convert old titles to electronic versions
Using the latest technologies we are now able to convert old and rare books into electronic format. Books are scanned using semi-automated book scanners that once setup, can scan up to 700 pages per hour. The system we use is perfect for delicate books that cannot be removed from bindings and there are no problems with curvature of the page, often found when scanning books using traditional overhead cameras. Please visit www.atiz.com for details on how the scanner works.
Once scanned, the images can be proceseed by powerful optical character recognition and/or intelligent character recognition. This allows for the creation of fully searchable electronic pdf’s of the books, bringing out of print titles back to life.
Our book scanning technology can be put to use releasing valuable works from archive, making them readably available without risk of damage.
- Rare Books
- Out of Print Books
- Technical Manuals
- Council & Parish Records
Books can be scanned in full colour, B&W, Greyscale or a combination of Colour and BW.