Document Scanning Services – Choosing an Archiving Specialist
If you are contemplating converting paper documents to electronic archives, you will need to determine three important things: (1) How much of your stored paper needs to be scanned , (2) Which scanning service should you use; and, (3) Going forward, how will you handle your scanning needs?
Answering these three questions can best be done with the help of a professional scanning specialist. A professional scanning specialist understands the importance of having access to the information you need — when you need it. A scanning specialist can help you determine the best way to convert your backfiles, depending upon what types of documents you have. In general, documents can range in size from 3"x3" to large format drawings sized 36” x 48” or larger. Documents may also include microfilm and microfiche. A scanning specialist can also help you decide the best way to store your digital documents, depending upon your needs. Options include CD –ROM, DVD, zip drives, tape, as well as online archives that can provide disaster recovery certainty and business continuity.