Imaging and Preservation Services

Imaging Services Brochure

Imaging Services Brochure (PDF)

To best protect and preserve our state's public records, Imaging and Preservation Services incorporates microfilm services and security microfilm programs under the state’s Archives and Records Management Division.

Imaging and Preservation Services offers two digital services that, together, link analog (microfilm) and digital (electronic image) technologies.

Digital — Existing microfilm images can be converted to digital images and incorporated into a new or existing document management system.

Microfilm — Digital images can be output directly to security microfilm for a fraction of the cost of traditional analog filming. This service provides agencies with a microfilm security copy of computer-scanned digital image records for permanent storage and an inexpensive “insurance policy” against technology becoming obsolete and future conversion expenses.

For more information about our services and how we may protect your agency’s records, please contact Imaging and Preservation Services at (360) 586-0108 or [email protected].

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Note: Imaging and Preservation Services is contracting with a Kodak-certified microfilm laboratory. All microfilm is treated with polysulfide (brown toned) to ensure compliance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and Washington State Standards for the Production and Use of Microfilm standards.

Security and Preservation Microfilm is stored in the State Archives' temperature and humidity controlled vaults and is monitored to ensure compliance with ANSI standards. All microfilm is inspected prior to storage in archives and all film holdings are catalogued in a database. 

Washington State Archives

Imaging and Preservation Services
MS 40240
Olympia, WA 98504-0240

Imaging Services
[email protected]
(360) 586-0108 Security Microfilm

[email protected]
(360) 753-0740