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Volume: 2 | Article ID: art00048
Microfilm: A Preservation Technology for the 21st Century?
  DOI :  10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2005.2.1.art00048  Published OnlineJanuary 2005

The National Endowment for the Humanities, libraries, and library consortia have made significant investments in preservation microfilm during the past 20 years. Is it a viable preservation solution for the next 20? This is an opportune time for technical experts to revisit functional requirements for preservation and to state them in a format-neutral fashion, for use in informing the development of preservation standards, guidelines, products, procedures, and services.Criteria for use, sustainability, and affordability are presented as a draft framework to engage IS&T and other interested professional associations in a discussion of variables relevant to codifying preservation reformatting processes, and to certifying copies according to preservation standards.

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Stephen Chapman, "Microfilm: A Preservation Technology for the 21st Century?in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2005,  2005,  pp 228 - 232,

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