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microform

[′mī·krə‚fȯrm]
(graphic arts)
A miniature replica of data, such as microfiche or microfilm.

microform

In micrographics, a medium that contains microminiaturized images such as microfiche and microfilm. See micrographics.
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This supplement to the Guide to Microforms in Print 2008 contains entries that list author-title, form and content, subject cataloging, prices, type of microform and ordering information for these resources.
Theft is a concern for records in all formats; but microforms and electronic media are compact and more easily concealed than paper documents, and their high storage densities increase the amount of information affected by a single incident of theft.
In essence, he argues that the crisis is not with paper-based books and other similar publications, but with the long-term archival longevity of microform and digital copies.
Libraries have adapted to storage on paper, microform, and audiovisual formats within our collections.
Legal Research and Law Library Management brings you up-to-date coverage of: cost and space considerations in planning a library; hiring a librarian and retaining a law library consultant; evaluations of competing systems for teaching legal research; considerations in the selection of books, periodicals, microforms, videotapes, online computer services, CD-ROM and fax machines; and copyright law and its effect on fair use of research materials.
aaaa aaaaa Other spaces open to the public are devoted to magazines, posters, stamps, postal cards, digital documents, microforms, and printed papers in addition to a multimedia space.
library) and Barkley (government information and microforms, U.
The law corrects a glaring anomaly in current federal rules that prohibits I-9s from being stored electronically but requires them to be kept in either paper form or on microforms.
Given that many adjunct faculty hold advanced degrees and publish, they benefit just as much as full-time instructors from librarian assistance in learning about updates and search strategies on library databases and electronic resources, the condition of microforms and manuscripts, microform readers themselves, and indexes and catalogs.
It makes sense that a metallic format, such as CD-ROM, will last longer than paper and certainly longer than silver nitrate film or microforms even though the CD-ROM is such a new technology that we do not really know its longevity.
It is critical that RIM be proactive in demonstrating the value of RIM to IT or risk being relegated to managing only paper and microforms.
This solution can be connected to any minicomputer or mainframe environment, and can be configured to replace line printers, computer output microforms (COM), magnetic tape and even magnetic disk storage as an on-line storage solution.