NSLAPR’s Imaging and Preservation Services (IPS) provides high-quality document and image scanning, and microfilm capture of essential organizational records of current and enduring value. IPS offers at cost, not for profit, competitive rates, when compared to other commercial services and passes that savings onto your agency.
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If you are unsure if your agency is a new or existing customer, please contact us.
IPS’ services are available to all State, local and municipal government agencies, including legislative and judicial branches at all governmental levels. Our services are not available to the general public or private businesses.
IPS staff provide consultation services to help determine which serivce is right for your agency or project.
For those interested in document or image scanning, IPS can:
For those interested in microfilm, IPS can provide:
Other services that we provide:
Each project is different; therefore, each project will take a different amount of time. Here are some general timelines:
Although records are moving faster into the digital world, microfilm is a valuable long-term preservation tool. When properly stored, microfilm can last between 50 to 500 years. Microfilm provides cost savings as well. Converting paper records to microfilm saves you up to 98% of the total required storage space, saving you money on rent or other storage costs.
Records that are expected to be retained for 10 years or more should be microfilmed.
Records, that if destroyed would cripple your organization’s ability to function, should be microfilmed and stored offsite as part of a Disaster Recovery Program.(See NAC 239.699)
If you are a State agency, please refer to the General Retention Schedule or the Retention Schedule specific to your agency.
If you are a Local agency, please refer to the Local Government Records Retention Schedule provide by the State.
All digitization and microfilming of State records shall comply with the standards of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). (See NRS 239.051.2)