For archiving documents, microfilm has been a popular choice for decades. It was originally developed in the 1800s and gone mainstream by the early 20th century.
What is Microfilm? When it comes to archiving documents, many terms are used: microform, microfilm, microfiche, microcards, etc. What’s the difference among these terms?
First, microform is the umbrella term under which the other terms fall. Microforms are miniature reproductions of documents made from photographic techniques. Three types of microforms exist: microfilm, microfiche and microcards. Microfilm is used for archiving documents on reels of tape. Microfiche produces films on flat sheets. And microcards are just like microfiche, but the film is on cardboard. All types of microforms reduce images to a fraction of their original size. The images are typically negatives that must be viewed through special reader machines.
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