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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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He built the second microfilm camera in history to accomplish the task.
In the meantime, the Historical Society will continue to store periodicals as they come in, but will not microfilm any until it knows what its funding will be.
Since the introduction of microfilm in the 1930s, many institutions have thrown out their original newspaper collections or sold them to dealers.
It's a nice piece of local history,'' said Sue Renyer, manager of the La Canada County Library, which is temporarily housing the films until the Crescenta Valley Library expands and purchases microfilm readers.
Microfilm is a storage medium on which printed materials are photographed and reproduced at greatly reduced size for ease of storage.
It holds more than 7,000 genealogy books and thousands more rolls of microfilm, microfiche, family histories, census, school, church, military and immigration records.