micrographics


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

micrographics

[¦mī·krə¦graf·iks]
(graphic arts)
The technology of reproducing information on film in greatly reduced form, such as microfilm or microfiche, which requires enlargement to be readable.

micrographics

The production, handling and use of microfilm and microfiche. Images are created by cameras or by COM units that accept computer output directly. The documents are magnified for human viewing by readers, some of which can automatically locate a page using indexing techniques.

The Analog Advantage
Microfiche and microfilm have always been an economical alternative for high-volume data and picture storage. Although optical discs have superseded fiche and film for most archival storage, film is still the only medium that can survive continual upgrading of electronic technologies. Storage devices generally remain compatible with only one or two generations of media. At some point, new drives cannot read older cartridges. However, film is analog and can always be read by magnifying it.

In some cases, digital data are converted to microfilm so they can be preserved and accessed decades into the future without regard to the changing digital formats that are bound to occur over time. See computer output microfilm and COLD.
References in periodicals archive ?
Following the deal, Kodak Alaris, which had already provided services on behalf of EPM, will now directly serve micrographics channel partners and clients to deliver technical services and support in Europe, Asia and Latin America, it said.
* Micrographics and optical storage equipment review.
The company is a major participant in "infoimaging" -- a $225 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras, micrographics equipment and production scanners), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper).
Corrections Industries Micrographics has been set up to emulate the real world job search.
For more information, contact ALOS Micrographics Corporation, 118 Bracken Road, Montgomery, NY 12549, 914/457-4400.
Kodak was advised in this transaction by TM Capital Corp and Harter Secrest & Emery, while Gardere Wynne Sewell provided advice to Eastman Park Micrographics.Country: , USASector: ElectronicsTarget: Kodak's microfilm unitBuyer: Eastman Park Micrographics IncVendor: Eastman Kodak Company Type: DivestmentStatus: ClosedBuyer advisor: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
* Rather than low-level or no management focus on the records and information function, there can be central management of developing expertise that will have a fighting chance of dealing with the more complex issues of imaging, micrographics, and computer applications that are part of today's records systems.
Diane Pointon (senior marketingexecutive,Daily Post),Barbara Griffiths (NorthWales Holiday Cottages),Mike Ormond (Micrographics), Esther Roberts (managingdirector,North Wales Tourism)and John Richmond (NorthWales Tourism)meet at the Daily Post offices
In 1986, the firm opened a digitization services division and the company name was changed to Crowley Micrographics to better represent its offerings.
1) micrographics data pte ltd total price: Loading10,549.20 (sgd)
Crowley Micrographics announced it has purchased the assets, including inventory, of Mekel Technology Inc.
Part One discusses computer hardware; new developments in operating systems; telecommunications and computer networking; and video, faxes, and micrographics. Part Two evaluates library uses of technology including automated cataloging systems, bibliographic utilities, and CD-ROM supports; integrated library systems and technical services functions; and computer-based reference services.