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NBS provides full microfilm scanning and indexing services for microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards. Many microfilm and microfiche libraries are decades old and possibly damaged. Most microfilm rolls were created at various quality levels, and most likely stored in poor conditions—on top of being viewed so many times that the film is damaged.
Every format of microfilm can be converted to a digital format (Microfiche, jacketed fiche, 16mm and 35mm microfilm, COM, 105 mm Step & Repeat Microfiche and aperture cards). Converting microfilm allows businesses to search for any specific image, and even grant multiple user access to images. Converting microfilm to digital images and storing on a secure company network allows you to retrieve any image almost instantly.
Additional advantages of converting microfilm and microfiche to a new digital format: