October 8, 2012
Scanning School Records is Our Speciality
Generation Imaging is your one-stop provider for converting school records, including permanent record cards. We have helped numerous schools and school districts by scanning their records to PDF, JPEG, or TIFF. The benefits are threefold: 1) disaster recovery; 2) space; and 3) instant retrieval.
Most schools keep their student records and personnel records under lock and key, however they have no backup or contingency plan for a disaster. Sending the permanent records to Generation can solve that problem. Digitizing the records will allow the school to have electronic copies which can be loaded unto multiple computers, server, CD, or DVD.
There’s no question that an older school, college, or university can easily run out of room, especially with paper records. Even microfilmed school records cost space. However, converting records to digital eliminates the need to dedicate rooms for storage.
The third major benefit of converting school records to digital images is instant retrieval: no more hunting and searching through draws or using microfilm viewers. With digital school records, the images can be named by student, teacher, SSN, policy number, or other field. Once the school has the converted records, the files can be e-mailed and printed easily.
School, universities, and colleges have different methods of storing their permanent record cards. The media could be paper documents, manila envelopes, microfiche, or microfilm.
Although the end result is the same, the actual processes to convert documents to image, microfiche to image, or microfiche to image various and use different scanners.