Since we have been in the microfilm recording, scanning and printing business for nearly 40 years, our interest in microfilm and its viability is constantly on our minds. Tameran recently conducted a survey of Ohio county and state officials to gather information regarding the current use of microfilm within government. The microfilm survey results are described below and summarized in our infographic.… View Full Post
Email Preservation Advice for Federal Agencies
In some of Tameran’s blog posts, I talk about how governments can simplify and improve how their records are managed, digitized and preserved. I read an interesting article in The New York Times this morning related to the former Secretary of State email controversy that has been making a lot of headlines recently. In today’s paper, The Times reports the State Department had no way of routinely preserving senior officials’ emails until last month. Instead, the department relied on employees to figure out if emails should be designated as public records, and if so, transferred to a record-keeping server or printed out and manually filed for preservation.… View Full Post
Ohio State won a national title Monday night, and elated Buckeye fans are celebrating the victory in Ohio. From t-shirts to hats, people are loading up on national-championship gear. They’re also commemorating the big win by purchasing national-champion editions of newspapers.
The Columbus Dispatch reports customers clogged the streets of downtown Columbus on Tuesday and shivered in lines in order to buy special newspapers with the headline “Undisputed Champions!” Some people were buying 10, 20 or even 100 copies.… View Full Post
It’s important to choose right aperture card scanning equipment.
If you are reading this blog, you’re probably considering purchasing an aperture card scanner. Not sure where to start? Whether you need to scan a couple of cards or thousands, it’s very important to choose the right aperture card scanning equipment or service that fits your needs and budget.… View Full Post
It’s time to streamline and improve the way you microfilm records and documents.
Tired of using an outdated and slow microfilm camera that gives you terrible image quality? We have some good news for you! Today, obsolete microfilm cameras or plotters can be replaced with modern digital imaging technology. Here are five signs you should change the way you microfilm documents.… View Full Post
If you are responsible for creating an effective document archive plan to safeguard your records, it’s important for you to choose the correct microfilm archive media. The goal of safeguarding your important records should be readability and cost effectiveness. Many times organizations settle for archiving documents larger than 11” x 17”, such as engineering or technical documents, on to 16mm microfilm.… View Full Post
As organizations look to reduce costs and accelerate access to documents and information, they oftentimes turn to document scanning and conversion services. These services give them the power to convert paper, microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards into a common, high quality digital format. That means digital records are ready when and where you need them.… View Full Post
Government Product News recently sat down with Tameran President and CEO Mark Wise for a conversation about data storage trends, recordkeeping strategies, and long-term preservation of digital documents. The magazine provides city, county and state officials with news, government trends, policy alternatives and operational information. This blog contains a portion of the interview and a video with tips for archiving data and records.… View Full Post