Q. What is a Microform?


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. For information on using the new M & M scanner, click here.

  • Last Updated Dec 07, 2018
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  • Answered By John Padilla

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