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What is a Microform?

Last Updated: Aug 03, 2016  |  4604 Views

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Microform is a general term for any material that contains a small image or microreproduction of a document.  These document images are usually found on film, however some older formats used cardboard.   There are two common film formats: microfilm and microfiche.   Microfilm is a roll of film.  Microfiche is a flat sheet of film.  Since the images are so small, special readers/scanners are used to view the documents.  Microforms help to save space.  Thousands of newspapers, journals or government documents can be stored in a few cabinets. Click here for information on our own Media and Microform department.

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