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mi·cro·film

(mī'krō-film),
1. A photographic film bearing greatly reduced images of printed records.
2. To record on microfilm.

microfilm

[mī′krəfilm]
a strip of 16-mm or 35-mm film that contains photographic reproductions of pages of books, documents, or other library or medical records in greatly reduced size. The film is viewed through a machine that enlarges the photographic images to normal reading size.

microfilm

(mī′krō-fĭlm″)
A film containing a greatly reduced photoimage of printed or graphic matter.
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The Library of Congress, which receives more than 1,000 newspapers from around the world, generally stores hard copies only until microfilm versions are available.
Sweeney says that one has to consider the cost of scanning the images, either the original or the microfilm, creating search and retrieval software, and managing the long-term storage of archival data.
Antonovich provided $1,200 and The Friends of the La Crescenta Library contributed $300 to purchase the 84 reels of microfilm with scanned issues of The Crescenta Valley Ledger, which was eventually renamed The Ledger.
NAPC is a newly formed established company that includes three lines of business, UMI(R) Periodicals in Microform, XanEdu(R), and Microfilm and Digitization Services with extensive microfilm and digital content production capability.
Census rolls, available on microfilm at a number of libraries, are good sources of information, but complicating family history research are privacy laws that keep census figures secret for 70 years.
Mobile Information Services is one of the largest microfilm conversion, and now digitized imaging conversion, companies within the Mid-Atlantic region.