From 1930 to 1980, while agencies, companies and archives were creating tons of microfilm media, there was not a general recognition that microforms
required storage in a low-temperature, low-humidity environment for long term preservation.
Nearly all libraries now hold materials in a variety of formats: paper, microform
, CD, and online.
are not included in these guidelines.) All issues relating to sound, still and moving images, and multimedia documents and services (such as children's libraries and language centers), collection development, cataloguing, conservation, and access including Internet will be treated.
(TofMic): Web pages that describe our microform
sets are stored as records in a table of microforms
His particular concern is with microforms
(microfilm, microfiche, and micro-cards), along with digitization, lamination, and mass de-acidification.
The collection includes more than 2.5 million volumes, 17,000 current journals, and extensive collections of microforms
, maps, scores, sound recordings, and videotapes.
Selectors may safely assume that, with proper care, microforms
and audiovisual materials can be adequately preserved.
BSR/AIM MS1, Recommended Practice for Micrographics--Alphanumeric Computer Output Microforms
, Operational Practices for Inspection and Quality Control (new Standard).
The Microfilm Shop has its own lab to offer processing and duplicating services for a range of microforms
. More at www.microfilm.com or phone: 0044 24 7625 4955 nextScan is a developer of leading edge technology for the micrographics conversion and document management industry.