Ensuring That Documents From

Yesterday, Last Year, Or A Century Ago

Are Available Today, Next Year, Or A Century From Now....

Advantage Information Management Solutions offers document management solutions for a vast range of clients and requirements. A customized solution is tailored to each client's need providing electronic images of vital documents, providing instant access to mission critical information.

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Advantage Records Management & Storage operates a secure 80,000 sq foot records management facility in Cedar Rapids that services Central and Eastern Iowa. We provide organizations with storage & and services to manage records, documents, and files, as well as document destruction.

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Advantage Preservation focuses on preserving newspapers & providing access to the "first draft of history". Collections are microfilmed for 500-year preservation and then digitized to provide practical access to content that was previously unavailable or at risk. We preserve the past to ensure its future.

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There are so many issues that affect paper – we have records that are literally decomposing as they sit on shelves from non-controlled climate issues, insects & rodents, adhesive tape, labels, and rusting staples – so we microfilmed all paper records. There are also issues with microfilm & microfiche – aging of film so it yellows or breaks, lack of equipment with which to VIEW the film/fiche, the rows/sleeves of fiche split & the images fall out and are lost – so we chose to convert our microfiche/film items to digital. The Registrar’s Office feels confident with our choice in keeping with technology – going digital – and with our selection of Advantage to process our conversions.

Sarah N.M. HarrisSenior Associate Registrar, University of Iowa

I want to tell you how excited we are with our digitization of our old newspapers. With trepidation we sent you all 42 reels of microfilm. They were returned safely and now we have this wonderful searchable database. We can search so many ways, and the best part is, with the link on our homepage, our newspapers, dating back to 1850, are available from anywhere in the world! Now when someone in Michigan wants genealogy help, they are but a click away. Thank you thank you thank you. Progress is great!

Sue AyersDirector, Clyde-Savannah Public Library NY

Our library contracted Advantage to digitize about 90 rolls of microfilm that contained our parish newspaper, police jury minutes and census reports. We now have this material on a website that is linked to our library website making it available not only in our libraries, but worldwide. We love it.

Bienville Parish Library

Larry Eckhardt from Advantage Companies was a huge help when our library embarked upon our first digital project. We were unfamiliar with the digital process, but Mr. Eckhardt walked us through every step. He was always available to answer any question and prompt to reply. We plan on doing more business with the Advantage Company because of Mr. Eckhardt’s quality service. We are also very happy with the quality of the digital images produced by the Advantage Company.

Kate LewisLibrary Director, Carnegie Public Library

We are so pleased with our digitized newspapers from Advantage Companies. The Advantage staff were great to work with, always courteous, very knowledgeable, and above-and-beyond helpful!

Patti SmithLibrary Director, Brimfield Library

Larry, we are so pleased with the digitalization and search capabilities that Advantage has provided for The Hennessey Clipper. The website is a particular plus because it allows our patrons access in their own homes, and some of our patrons are researching from locations all across the United States. Advantage has made it possible for us to be 24/7 with our digital archives and has resulted in donations for additional electronic files. Thank you so much!

Mary HaneyLibrary Director, Hennessey Public Library

Advantage did a perfect job of reproducing our newspapers on microfilm. The price was the best, the original papers were returned, and the microfilm was complete. Concordia Parish Library was very pleased with the service and look forward to using them in the future.

Amanda TaylorDirector, Concordia Parish Library
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July 21, 2017

Digital Archive Created For Historical Newspapers of the Monadnock Region

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