Microfilm endures well beyond paper, hard drives, optical disks and magnetic media – if stored correctly. Fluctuating temperature and humidity, airborne pollutants, and improper handling can be devastating to polyester, silver, diazo and acetate-based film. Pre-existing deterioration is accelerated in such conditions.
Not only are UV&S facilities uniquely suited for the preservation and safekeeping of your microfilm, microfiche, and aperture cards but we’ve developed an array of services designed for speedy access and proper management as well. Our staff is bonded and trained to carefully handle, file, inspect and digitize microfilm. Two unique preservation vaults include one limited to brown toned microfilm and the other limited to silver based film. We also maintain close relationships with Kodak Certified Microfilm Preservation Labs – allowing us to serve as your single source for microfilm storage, preservation, duplication and restoration.
UNDERGROUND STORAGE – MAXIMUM PROTECTION
Our premiere Kansas underground facility, located in a salt mine in Hutchinson, represents the highest degree of protection possible. 650 feet below the earth, encased in a solid salt cocoon, more than 3 million square feet of storage space houses microfilm and other media. Our Kansas City, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky facilities are tucked away in limestone formations, offering the same constant temperature and average relative humidity enjoyed by items in our salt mine facility.
Our three underground storage facilities maintain a constant 40% – 50% average relative humidity, 68°F/20°C average temperature, regardless of weather or season. Buried deep underground and miles away from disaster-prone areas, your microfilm is kept protected from both natural and manmade disasters.
VAULT OPTIONS – CUSTOMIZATION AND ADDED PRIVACY
Natural temperature and humidity is ideal for most media, yet we can provide additional climate controls and air filtration. Our microform storage vaults maintain ideal temperature and humidity conditions for film bases including acetate, polyester, silver and diazo. Private vaults can be customized by adding additional security measures including; wall material, vault door style, monitoring equipment and restricted staff access. Semi-private vaults are available for smaller volumes of media. We also offer two segregated preservation vaults; one limited to silver films, the other limited to Kodak Brown Toned films. Drawer storage is available for microfilm, microfiche and aperture cards.
15″l x 7″w x 4 3/4″h
15 1/2″l x 12″w x 4″h