Libraries & Historical Societies
Combined, the Advantage Preservation team has been partnering with Libraries, Colleges, and Historical Societies to preserve their local history for over a century. We take great pride in converting local historical newspapers onto 35mm Silver Halide Microfilm to protect the valuable content from the ravages of time. Our Microfilm meets or exceeds all ANSI/AIIM Standards for microfilm preservation.
Libraries & Historical Societies
Through a collaborative approach, you’re involved from the initial specifications to the delivery of the products, thus assuring the outcome you want and expect.
Subscriptions to newspaper microfilm from Advantage Preservation can be as much as 40% less than you are currently paying to your current vendor. We partner with several libraries and historical societies on microfilming and preserving their historical documents, and they have become close friends over the years. We understand the challenges. We know the budgets you face, and with Advantage you will receive HIGH QUALITY film at a greatly reduced price compared to other service providers. All film is produced in the United States, and original materials will NEVER leave our secure facility. There are no long term contracts to sign. We are very confident that you will be satisfied with our service.
At Advantage Preservation, we also understand that preservation is only 1/2 of the equation. Once your materials are protected on Microfilm, you need to consider accessibility to the valuable content. Advantage Preservation offers a user friendly digital solution to research your materials via our Community History Archive hosted solution. After we digitize the newspaper pages, we OCR (Optical Character Recognition), index and host the images on a portal where your patrons can browse, search, view, clip, and share articles and pages from your community’s history.
Although historical newspaper digitization is our specialty, we have equal passion for all historic documents, including vital records, transcripts, journals, and more. Researchers and Genealogists that visit your institution can save time by searching through your database by name, date range, key words, etc…without the expense of purchasing or upkeep of a microfilm reader.
Some of the things we can offer are:
- Microfilming Historical Newspapers or Documents 35 mm Silver Halide Microfilm.
- Original Paper Documents/Books
- Record Books
- Marriage Records
- Birth Records
- Death Records
- Photos (Black and White or Color)
- Newsletters, Bulletins, etc.
Newspaper Microfilm Subscriptions:
- Your microfilm will be produced in a timely fashion after receiving the newspapers. If there is a delay for any reason (missing issues, ect.) you will be notified immediately.
- Microfilm subscriptions for libraries, colleges, county clerk offices, and historical societies will be close to 40% less than our competitors.
Our Quality Standards:
Quality Control and Quality Assurance are what set the microform production process at Advantage Preservation apart from others in the industry. Quality Control is defined as those steps incorporated into the production process that are designed specifically to reduce error. Quality Assurance is the process by which the total product is examined to ensure that the quality criteria established by Advantage Preservation are met.
Quality criteria may include, but may not be limited to:
- Overall legibility
- Smallest detail legibility captured
- Completeness of detail
- Dimensional accuracy compared with the original
- Completeness of overall image area
Our processes align to ANSI/AIIM (Association for Information and Image Management) standards for archival microfilming, as well as specifications developed by the Research Libraries Group (RLG) & by the Library of Congress. This requires stringent adherence to our internal guidelines regarding the careful production & examination of all archival microfilm, in addition to well controlled storage & handling conditions