What is Microfilm?


Definition – What does Microfilm mean?

Microfilm is a storage medium using film reels that are exposed and created into the photographic records using a photographic process. The medium is modestly used to store paper documents including books, engineering drawing and all the other legal documents. It is compact in nature and is low cost to produce and store, require far smaller storage space than paper documents.

Glossary Web explains Microfilm

Microfilm require microfilm readers; a simple device consists of a light source and magnification. The medium can be converted into an electronic format so as to be computer accessible. There multiple types of microfilm are available to use such as silver gelatin film, diazo film and vesicular film. Each one has its own objective. It has several benefits associated with the use of microfilm. As compared to all the traditional film, it is much stronger more reliable.

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