Convert paper and microfilm student files (e.g. attendance documents, report cards, transcripts), yearbooks, programs, student newspapers & more.

Advantage Archives has been working with educational institutions of all sizes, public and private for many years, and we understand the importance of the services they provide their students, their community, their state, and beyond. We have partnered with college & university libraries, K-12 schools, & other educational institutions to provide document imaging for the administration, preservation solutions, and primary source materials for curriculum.

We understand our educators and administrators are burdened with more paperwork than ever before. Dealing with paper-based business processes while struggling to comply with regulations such as NCLB, FERPA and HIPAA. Advantage Archives’ document scanning and conversion solutions for educational institutions can help reduce costs, improve staff productivity and provide superior service to departments, faculty, students and parents. Converting paper and microfilm student files (e.g. attendance documents, report cards, transcripts) provides quick & practical record access for any educational system. Our document scanning and conversion solutions for educational institutions can help reduce costs, improve staff productivity and provide superior service to departments, faculty, students and parents. Ultimately, Advantage Information Solutions can help you dedicate resources to teaching rather than shuffling paper and worrying about compliance issues.

Additionally, we partner with institutions across the country to archive and preserve yearbooks, programs, student newspapers & more. School libraries, research sectors, and history departments subscribe to newspapers on microfilm, engage us to digitize historical content, and take advantage of our preservation microfilming services. Educators use our digital access solutions, connecting their students to local history in a very tangible way through primary history materials, made available through our Community History Archive online search platform.


Solutions We Offer

Whether your document is a day old, or 200 years old, we have the technology, experience and expertise to provide your library, historical societies, museums, and other institutions, with archiving and access options. Our solutions are designed to fit your institution’s unique needs and budget restrictions. We specialize in Document ImagingPreservation Microfilming Services Microform Scanning,  Digital Archive Hosting, and Document Management Solutions.  We partner with libraries & historical societies just like yours, to preserve their community’s past, make accessible in the present, and available in the future.

Document Imaging

The content contained on paper documents give a firsthand account and informs our perspective of history, that shaped not only your community, but also your state, and the nation…from a local perspective. Although historical newspaper imaging is our specialty, we have equal passion for all historic documents, including vital records, family bibles, transcripts, journals, and more. All documents and fragile papers are evaluated and processed to assure proper care and accurate conversion. Our experience covers a broad range of document types from a few days, a few years, or even 300 years ago. All phases of the archival document imaging process, such as preparation, document scanning, document indexing, etc., are managed effectively by the experienced team at Advantage. We work closely with our clients through the entire lifecycle of the project utilizing proven project management and preservation methodologies.

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Information Management Solutions

Historical preservation is far from our only area of expertise! Our dedicated commercial document imaging solution division AdvantageIMS, is dedicated to providing solutions for more documents critical your business or organization. Archiving and retrieving information may not be your core competency. It is ours. We provide solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Advantage Archives commercial division has provided document management solutions for many years. We pride ourselves in our understanding of business documents and their impact on your bottom line. We listen to your needs and requirements and design a solution specific to your company and its’ clients.

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Microfilm Digitization Services

Microfilm digitization is the key to unlock the content that is not currently accessible in a practical way.  Creating a digital archive is a powerful tool, that will save time by searching through a community’s history by name, date-range, keywords, publication, or location…and not limited to a reel at a time, or if a microfilm reader is occupied (or operational!).  Advantage Archives offers a budget friendly digital solution, and an easy to use content delivery system to materials via our Community History Archives hosted search portals.

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Digital Archive Hosting

A digital archive allows you to give your historical documents a new life, and give your community an easy-to-use  resource,  by  converting  your  local newspaper microfilm, and other historical documents, to a fully-searchable digital archive. The Community History Archives serve as a practical means to explore and discover content that was not easily accessible before. Preserving the historic content on microfilm ensures that the “first rough draft of history” is available for future generations. Using digitization as a supplement (not a replacement) to your long term archival strategy, it opens up a very real way for the members of your community to connect with their history.

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Preservation Microfilming Services

The history recorded in the documents from communities across the country, is invaluable.  Newspapers, atlases, almanacs, personal journals, directories, government documents…and even yearbooks can put historical events in perspective, and allow us to view those events through the lens of someone who was there and witnessed “history as it happened”. It also allows us to connect to our past in a real and tangible way. This cultural asset must be protected and preserved so future generations can can have access to the documents that would otherwise be lost to the erosion of time if they remained on fragile paper. The only true way to ensure its survival, is through microfilming.

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CHA PartnersGrant KaestnerNew HampshireSpotlightYearbooks
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Spotlight: The Dover Public Library

Read All About It: The Dover Public Library ~ Jeffrey Kiley - Advantage Archives The Community History Archives of the Dover Public Library allows for access to the history of...
CHA PartnersLarry EckhardtLouisianaSpotlightYearbooks
April 29, 2019

Spotlight: The Vermilion Parish Library

Read All About It: The Vermilion Parish Library ~ Jeffrey Kiley - Advantage Archives The Vermilion Parish Library provides access to the rich history of cities and communities of Vermilion Parish...
CHA PartnersEducationGrant KaestnerNew HampshirePressYearbooks
August 22, 2018

Library offers Dover High yearbooks online

Dover (New Hampshire) High School yearbooks are now available online thanks to the Dover Public…

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February 6, 2017

Advantage in the News: Atlanta library digitizes yearbooks, newspapers

Advantage Preservation was recently featured in The Pantagraph, a central Illinois publication, for the completion of a microfilm digitization project to create access to the Atlanta Argus Newspaper. The Atlanta...
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