More and more organisations are going back to using digital microfilm. What many thought of as an obsolete medium is now being reinvented. No longer do you have to worry about chemicals and a manual photographic process. Now digital files can be written directly to a microfilm drive for automatic conversion of digital files into an analogue version on machine readable microfilm. Genus handles all of the microfilm handling, chemicals, processing and quality checks – you just get your ANSI approved microfilm rolls to store as your digital archive. Microfilm is human readable and can be scanned automatically back into a digital management system when needed.
Microfilm Scanning & Writing Centre
Our studios, based in the Midlands, have been specifically designed for the digitisation and writing of specialist content. Our purpose-built 13,000sqft building is fully owned by ourselves and benefits from solid brick and block construction to first floor level.
The Genus building is protected by a monitored alarm system which automatically informs keyholders the instant a sensor is activated. Police response is maintained 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and there is a back-up GSM phone transmitter in place in case of telephone line failure. The protection of the production area is further enhanced by a card entry door system at all points of entry which is backed up by a CCTV system including hard disk recording with full playback facility. There are no external windows in any of our studios or storerooms.
Microfilm Scanning Consultancy
Each Digital collection and each Microfilm backup is unique, we understand that approaching the digitisation of any material can be quite a daunting task. However, there are a number of ways in which we can help you with advice and free consultancy for your specific requirements. No two microfilm scanning or writing projects are the same. The approach and methodology are important to ensure the best results for the requirements of the organisation. Our free consultancy offers you the opportunity to be contacted by a digitisation specialist who can discuss your aims and objectives.