All about Microfiche conversion

     6th September, 2018     Blog

Microform is proud to be one of the leading microfiche conversion companies in the UK, having helped businesses throughout the country convert their microfiche library into modern digital files.

Offering safe, confidential, and high-quality conversions, we can help you keep important and historical records safe for decades to come.

How does microfiche scanning work?

After a consultation has taken place with one of our scanning professionals, we take the delivery of the microfiche into our own hands by using one of our marked and tracked security vans.

Upon delivery at Microform, the microfiche are checked against a roster to ensure that each and every single image is present and correct.

Our dedicated handling team has hundreds of years combined experience in scanning microfiche. It’s also worth noting that each team member signs a confidentiality agreement before beginning work. This is due to the fact that we often work with law firms and businesses in the medical and financial sectors.

Once that the microfiche has been delicately placed into our industry leading scanners and scanned, every single image is quality checked by one of our technicians.

This means that clients receive only the best quality scans and images.

Checked once more against the roster, a selection of scans are presented for sign-off by the client before being delivered for a final sign off.

What types of microfiche can be scanned?

As you’re probably aware, there are a great many types of microfiche on the market and our versatile scanners are able to work with:

  • 16mm microfiche, or 35mm microfiche housed in a case or cassette
  • 16mm microfiche
  • 25mm microfiche
  • Combi microfiche
  • Com fiche

If you have another type of microfiche that you need scanning, speak to one of our dedicated scanning professionals to see if we can incorporate it into our dedicated scanning services.

What happens to the microfiche after scanning?

Depending on the requests of the client, the microfiche can be safely delivered back, or it can be destroyed using our secure document disposal service.

Is Microform accredited for scanning microfiche?

Absolutely, we have decades of experience converting microfiche and we are one of the most comprehensive and respected companies in the UK.

We work with a range of institutions and well-known businesses from around the world and regularly handle a plethora of confidential, private, and sensitive information.

With this in mind we strictly adhere to a range of British Standards and accreditations:

Accreditation Standard
BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System
BS EN ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System
BS EN ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System
BS 10008:2008 Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information*
BS 6313:2003 Micrographics. 35 mm microfilming of serials.
BS 1153:1992 Recommendations for processing and storage of silver-gelatine-type microfilm
S ISO 4087:2005 Micrographics. Microfilming of newspapers for archival purposes on 35 mm microfilm

*This includes data processing and consequently relates to the authenticity and integrity of data, helping organisations to comply with the law and legal procedures.

What are the benefits of scanning microfiche?

As you can imagine, once that your microfiche has been converted into a digital file, it means that companies with large archives can save hundreds of hours a year from search and retrieval tasks thanks to state-of-the-art document management systems.

With that, companies are able to save sometimes tens of thousands of pounds per year, simply from having converted their microfiche into digital files.

If you’re interested in a document management system for your company or institution, you can find more about them here.

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