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Microfiche

Whilst microfiche offers a fairly compact form of storage they can require expensive readers and printers, which can only be used by one person and are prone to breaking down. Unless you also have backup copies stored in a fire safe or off site, they may also be just as prone to disaster as the original documents. At TownsWeb Archiving we can scan your microfiche sheets and archive them with all your other documents, so any user can access them instantly from their desktop.

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Digitisation Frequently Asked Questions

  • To increase accessibility and flexibility of use
  • Speed up access
  • Compliance with legal requirements for requests for information and reducing the risk of fines as a result of delays
  • Safeguarding of valuable records
16mm Jacket Microfiche

16mm Jacket microfiche contain strips of 16mm roll microfilm held within sleeves and stored within clear Mylar jackets. These jackets typically have a title strip across the top that indicates the contents. We can capture this important information also and use it within the file name, if desired, for ease of reference.

35mm Jacket Microfiche

35mm Jacket microfiche contain strips of 35mm roll microfilm stored within clear Mylar jackets. These jackets typically have a title strip across the top that indicates the contents. We can capture this important information also and use it within the file name, if desired, for ease of reference.

COM Microfiche

COM microfiche (Computer Output Microfilm) consists of sheets of 105 mm x 148 mm film containing individual frames of reports. Each sheet can hold up to 300 frames and were often used as a means of copying and reducing much larger scale, paper documents. Each sheet has a title strip across the top that indicates the contents, and we can capture this important information also, using it within the file name, if desired, for ease of reference.

Formats include:

  • Combo 16/35mm Jacket Microfiche
  • Step & Repeat Microfiche
  • 105mm Microfiche
  • Vesicular Microfiche

Capture the data within your Microfiche

Digitisation places your microfiche in the perfect format to capture the valuable data contained within them, offering great potential for system integration and online access and discovery.

Capture the data within your collection with handwritten transcription, identifying any handwritten or cursive script within images and converting this to searchable and machine readable textual metadata through a process of scanning. Using bespoke transcription validation software we can guarantee highly accurate results, carrying out any preprocessing measures required and outputting to any format.

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Publish your Microfiche online

PastView is the perfect platform for publishing your microfiche online, offering great potential for access and discovery. Manage and publish your collection with:

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