Services We Offer

At Advantage Preservation, we 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. The digital images can be provided on a searchable Hard Drive, DVD or we can format the images so they can be imported into your own searchable database. We offer full OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and Indexing of the images.

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, record books, public records, and photos onto 35mm Silver Halide Microfilm to protect the valuable content from the ravages of time. Our Microfilm meets all ANSI/AIIM Standards for microfilm preservation and use archival-quality 35mm Silver Halide microfilm produced in our Kodak Certified Lab for true 500+ year preservation.

Digital Archive Hosting services from Advantage Preservation include designing and implementing cost-effective Web Based Document Management systems. We use these systems to create a web-accessible archive that leverages the latest online based document management technologies. Each application is customized to meet a client’s specific needs for an online web document hosting application.

When properly manufactured, processed, and stored, polyester-based silver gelatin microfilm can be expected to last for as long as 500 years, but routine inspection of your non-silver film is highly recommended. As resources and time are limited commodities in most organizations, we have contract services for microfilm inspection available to help ensure the integrity of your film archive. Advantage Preservation’s associates and archival specialists will evaluate existing acetate based microfilm collections and provide detailed documentation.

We utilize a number of different OCR conversion software packages for our scanning services and forms processing, each of which has its own strengths for certain types of documents. We don’t just scan paper documents, but we also convert materials that have been stored in microfilm and microfiche. Advanatage tailors data capture to the specific requirements of a project. We carefully analyze client needs and intensively test alternatives before recommending the conversion process.

 

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Read more about Advantage Preservation. Advantage Preservation focuses exclusively on newspaper preservation. Pages old and new are microfilmed for 500-year preservation and complimented by affordable digitization for easy access to the rich content that was previously inaccessible.