Aperture Card Scanners

Written by Jessica Duquette
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Aperture card scanners can revolutionize the way your organization manages document storage. While aperture cards have been proven as an effective storage method when compared to traditional filing practices, technology today has significantly improved the way valuable information is stored, thus making aperture cards obsolete. So now that you have boxes full of aperture cards with data dating back to 1980, how are you going to transform that information into something valuable?

Connecting Technology

While technology continues to push the boundaries of possibility, connecting new and old practices is still one of the most vital innovations. After all, organizations would not discard decades of information simply because the have implemented a new document storage solution. The same holds true for aperture card scanners and storage.

Aperture cards are essentially microfilm backed by a thin piece of cardboard. Standard microfilm and microfiche can be captured using microfilm scanners like those described later on in this site. Unfortunately, the cardboard support prohibits the aperture cards from being scanned in a similar fashion.

Benefits of Aperture Card Scanners

Instead, aperture card scanners were introduced to retrieve information from these cards in order to transition into electronic document storage. With this invention, the risk of misplacing the cards or exposing them to possible damage are no longer a worry. Aperture cards have a tendency to decompose from standard wear and tear, humidity, bright lights or water damage.

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