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Mike, I do not doubt that you (and other attendees) were told at a PRISM
conference that it would take 9 years hard copy storage to match the
cost of scanning.  Nevertheless I have yet to see a box of paper records
that could be prepped, scanned, QC'd, indexed, and validated for $27 per
box.   10 to 15 times that $$ figure is more realistic.

I did not mention ROI and cost/savings of accessing info at the PC;
others have done that.

By the way, I hate paper. 

Best regards, Steve
Steven D. Whitaker, CRM
Records Systems Manager; City of Reno

>>> [log in to unmask] 05/18 10:43 AM >>>
A side note:  fresh back from a PRISM International conference (trade 
association for commercial storage/destruction of records).  One 
panelist, long in the business, did some calculations and found that 
in comparing $  .25 per box per month storage to scanning the 
contents of that same box, it would take 9 years of storage to match 
the cost of scanning. Believe it--or not.


Mike
J. Michael Pemberton, Ph.D., CRM, FAI, President
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