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microfilm

a strip of film of standard width on which books, newspapers, documents, etc., can be recorded in miniaturized form

microfilm

[′mī·krə‚film]
(graphic arts)
Greatly reduced film records of such things as books, newspapers, engineering drawings, reports, and manuscripts; copies are made on fine-grain film of 16, 35, 70, and 105-millimeter size, permitting easy storage and handling.

microfilm

A continuous film strip that holds several thousand miniaturized document pages. See micrographics.


Microfilm and Microfiche
Billions of pages have been recorded on film and fiche, but optical methods are replacing this old imaging method.
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Among the advantages of CM On Demand as compared with print or microfilmed reports are multi-user access, decrease in storage space, and reduced costs in printing and distribution.
Targeted to mid-sized service bureaus and other institutional users that archive microfilmed documents and other data on optical discs, the Fujifilm CD Labeler Model 1028 allows for full-color printing of customized, intricate designs at a speed of approximately one disc per minute (in default 600 x 600 dpi print mode).
Law enforcement entities need to digitize vast repositories of microfilmed crime and arrest reports into well-indexed databases to give key justice personnel electronic access to individuals' complete criminal histories for fast, accurate identification.
CybeRecord enables these institutions to swiftly and cost-effectively digitize microfilmed records and share that data over the Internet, intranets, and extranets.
ScanServer also permits higher-resolution capture of larger microfilmed drawings to pick up as much detail as possible.
People will continue to use digital means to store information for short-term easy access, and the ScanServer, once again, is most favorably positioned to scan microfilmed backup documents to make them readily available.