Those in journalism are pack rats, and for good reason. You never know when you’ll need to dig up and old story from last year, or 50 years ago, and preserving those priceless archives is extremely important. Newspapers provide a look back through history.
But one of the most popular ways of Newspaper Archiving, especially in the past, was through the use of microfilm. It certainly did archive the issues, and took up much less room than paper copies, but maintaining temperature controlled, dust, and light controlled storage can be tricky, and one disaster can wipe out all those years of history.
Storage Made Simple, More Secure
The great thing about digital storage is that it takes little maintenance, and what little maintenance that is required can be handed off to someone else for just pennies per day, with no hassle on your end. It also allows you to maintain redundant back-ups, eliminating the threat that one disaster could take out the entirety of the archive.
Moreover, digitizing your archive can also make finding specific articles easier, even articles you didn’t even remember existed, through the use of search functions. This drastically diminishes the time you spend researching, allowing you to meet deadlines more easily with better researched pieces.
Better Access by Others
By digitizing your archives, you’re also eliminating the need for others to have to schedule time with you or those storing your microfilm in order to examine your archives, by providing the option to examine from the comfort of their home or office.
Being able to access a copy of a past issue online simplifies the process for everyone involved, and is a much easier process than you might think. To find out more about how we can help you move your archiving into the digital era, protecting your newspapers history for decades to come, contact us.