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Friday, February 25, 2011

Visit to Micrographics Data Pte Ltd

The Programmes and Social Committee, LAS organised a field trip to Micrographics Data Pte Ltd today!

Micrographics Data Pte Ltd is a local supplier of micrographics and preservation equipment. Areas of service include microfilming, document scanning, specialised book/print binding and repairs.

For more details on their service and product, visit Micrographics Data at

I would like to say that it is an enriching experience for me to see how collection maintenance is done at  Micrographics Data.

If you are  member of LAS, and miss the tour in Feb, do sign up for the next tour on 25 March.

The following is the details of my visit today:

Date: 25 February 2011 (Friday)

Time: 3 pm - 5 pm

Meeting Point:
Micrographics Data Pte Ltd
Blk 115A Commonwealth Drive #02-16
Tanglin Halt Industrial Estate
Singapore 149596

Itinerary of the tour:

Time / Programme
3.00 pm
Meet at Micrographics Data Pte Ltd
3.10 - 3.30 pm
Topic: Conservation & Preservation of Library Materials. By Pia Josephine (Paper & Book Conservator)
3.35 – 4.00 pm
Topic: A New Approach to Digital Preservation. By Kelvin Emmanuel (Director of Micrographics Data)
4.05 – 5.30pm
Q and A, Factory Tour of two sections: Preservation of Printed materials and Microfilming services
5.35 – 5.55pm
Refreshment and Interaction
5.55 - 6.00 pm
Receiving Gift from Micrographic Data and End of session

For those who are unable to make it to the tour, here are some useful information  for librarians or anyone who are intertest in information preservation.

Visit the site and you will get more details.

About Micrographics Data
"Micrographics Data Pte Ltd is a Document Management and Preservation company which was incorporated in 1989 and remains one of the longest-running service providers in Singapore.

Micrographics Data provides a one-stop microfilming ...
... an innovative company, producing ... in-house environment-friendly processing chemistry Fixer and Eco-Developer, which are ready to use in deep tanks or tabletop-type processors.

... developed ... proprietary document management software, eZee AdminTM, for easy retrieval, keyword search and many other standard features of document management.

The latest innovative line of products is a COM equipment – ArchiveImage Writer, AW 1 Series. The AW 1 Series converts digital files directly onto a 16mm/35mm standard archival microfilm in either negative or positive master (B/W & Colour)...

...Micrographics Data has built over the years the only commercial document preservation department that has an Anoxic Chamber using nitrogen gas for disinfestation.

This state-of-the-art Anoxic Chamber effectively destroys larvae of all types of insects completely with its unique disinfestation process. It is safe and non-toxic thus preserving the original state of the articles. Micrographics Data also customises metal-edge archival boxes and supplies various types of acid-free boards (buffered and unbuffered) for storing precious items such as photographs, maps, manuscripts, treaties, etc..."

For more details, visit:


Micrographics Data uses only ISO-standard archival quality microfilm because no other media offers such long-time storage capabilities...

Paper to Microfilm Conversion
(a) Roll Films

(b) Microfiche

Digital to Microfilm Conversion

For more details, visit:
Digital Scanning
  • Document Scanning Services

  • Book Scanning Services 
  • Microfilm Scanning Services

Document Preservation

Products: Micrographics equipment & Preservation equipment

Micrographics equipment

ArchiveImage Writer
Digital technology and software continue to evolve and revolutionise how information is captured, stored and distributed. Today’s rapid changes in IT systems, and especially technological obsolescence in both hardware/software solution and design, pose a real threat: loss of data and information.
ST ViewScan® -

The ST ViewScan® offers the newest and the best solution:

Preservation equipment and products

Colibri Cover System
The CoLibri Pocket Machine is the backbone of the Colibri System. Using the machine in conjunction with our patented book covers , document pockets and gift bags you can easily and quickly protect all types of books, preserve documents and gift wrap a multitude of items in just seconds...

EXPM Book and Document Hygienisation Table with Suction

Protective Masks

Micro-Fibre Electrostatic Duster

EXPM Heavy Duty Wheeled Shelving

Tinyview Plus Data Logger

Museum Vac® with Hepa Filter & Disposable Cartridge

Disposable Latex Gloves

EXPM Archival Box

Iron Horse™ Book Trolleys

For more details, visit:

Consulting service:

Micrographics Data has extensive experience in the document management and preservation arena for over 20 years. They welcome any institute/organisation/individual who is interested in setting up a service bureau in their native country, or looking for solutions to their existing document management or preservation problems, to contact them.

Source of information:


Professional Development Scheme (PDS) Points

Eligible for PDS Points:

This activity attracts 36 points under the Industry Knowledge Development (ID) category.
"Participate in product/services briefing & demonstrations by vendor organized or approved by LAS"

1 comment:

Kelvin Emmanuel said...

Hi Dexterine,

Glad you enjoyed your trip to our humble company. Always glad to assist the library community.

Have a blessed weekend!