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Alternative Storage Formats

Reference Number: MTAS-519
Reviewed Date: 09/15/2017

Paper is not the only medium in which records can be stored. As has been mentioned in earlier chapters, many offices are choosing to store records in either photographic (microfilm, microfiche, etc.) or electronic media. Each medium offers different advantages and disadvantages. Cities should thoroughly research either system before investing revenue and entrusting its vital records to different storage media.