Archival Solutions

For The Past, Present,

And Future Of

Your Documents.

 Access yesterday’s documents today, and ensure that they are available for tomorrow!

Whether your document is a day old, or 200 years old, Advantage has the technology, experience and expertise to provide you with archiving and access options that will fit your organization’s unique needs.  Our Cedar Rapids, Iowa facility is purpose-built for archival storage of physical materials, while our Community History Archive online search platform & Docuware document management solutions offer access to your online or electronic archives.Our facility features, an ANSI/AIIM compliant microfilm storage vault, Fuji certified film lab, and an advanced document imaging center.  At Advantage we work to ensure that documents from yesterday, last year, or a century ago, are available today, next year, or a century from now….We take the these precautions so you don’t have to. We understand our responsibility in the security and confidentiality of the information you have entrusted to our care. We are diligent in our process and practices, and will provide your organization with the quality of service your organization demand and deserves.

The historical archiving division, Advantage Preservation, takes great  pride in preserving history and the quality of our content preservation services. Our processes align to ANSI/AIIM standards for archival microfilming, as well as specifications developed by the Research Libraries Group (RLG) & by the Library of Congress. This requires stringent adherence to our internal guidelines regarding the careful production & examination of all archival microfilm, in addition to well controlled storage & handling conditions, protecting history recorded by those who witnessed it.
We work with libraries, state and local historical societies, newspaper publishers, genealogical societies, museums, schools, colleges, and other institutions that value history as much as we do. Our model is to focus on partnerships that bring together the rights holder, the the libraries, and the schools and provide a means to involve other like minded individuals in their community. Together we share in the responsibility of preserving and providing access to their local history. By the community, for the community.
Our experienced preservationists take great care  to the processes applied to preparing, inspecting and filming newspapers that can range from a few months old to papers from 2 centuries ago, and everything in between. In addition to 35mm archival microfilming services, we also  provide microfilm scanning, microfilm processing & duplication, microfiche scanning, as well as a custom online search platform for the hosting of digitized newspaper archives. Preserving the past, ensuring its future.
Documents don’t have to be decades old to warrant the same care and attention to detail as materials created much more recently. The commercial imaging division, Advantage Information Management & Solutionsrecognizes the importance of fast and practical access to business critical documents and their impact to an organization’s bottom line. Our experience substantiates the common sense premise that every client’s needs are somewhat different, even within the same industry, government agency and application area. As a result, every Advantage Archives project is customized to specific client requirements.  We pride ourselves in our consultative approach and ability to tailor a solution that is both practical and affordable. 
Our experienced staff members take pride in preparing, scanning, inspecting and indexing your important documents, and are proud of the high quality and accuracy of our products.  We apply our expertise to 16mm & 35mm microfilming, 16mm & 35mm microfilm scanning, microfilm processing & duplication, microfiche scanning, scanning business documents in black & white or color, as well as scanning large format drawings & plans.
 Our successful project management and data conversion experience is backed up by outstanding references in city, county, and state governments, universities, clinics, hospitals, and almost every other paper-intensive industry. We are proud to serve a diverse group of clients including manufacturing, health care, federal, state & local government, education, testing, insurance, investments, bio-technology, and historical preservation!

Advantage Preservation is dedicated solely to the preservation and digital access of historical newspaper content. Working with over 500 libraries and newspaper publishers across the country, Advantage Preservation carefully captures the “first draft of history” to microfilm in accordance to ANSI/AIIM standards for 500-year preservation. In addition, Advantage provides online access to that content as an enhancement to the preservation process, making that valuable content more easily accessible.  In short: We preserve the past to ensure its future.

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Advantage Information Management Solutions provides document management and imaging solutions to organizations across Eastern Iowa ranging from hospitals & clinics, to universities and school districts. At Advantage we pride ourselves in providing outstanding customer service and quality services to Iowa’s  city, county, and state government agencies. Offering filming, imaging, and indexing of documents, Advantage Information Management Solutions focus is to ensure that your organization’s documents are easily accessible, now and in the future.

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September 5, 2018 in Announcement

Introducing: Advantage Archives

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August 22, 2018 in Grant Kaestner, New Hampshire, Press

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