Definition of Microform


Microform is a term used to describe materials in microfilm or microfiche format. Microform and microfiche are two different formats libraries use to preserve newspapers, magazines and journals.

Since microforms capture and store entire pages of newspapers and periodicals, advertisements and images are preserved, as well as the texts of articles.

Microfilm is loaded onto a reel which is read with a microfilm reader. Microfiche looks like a plastic card containing miniaturized photograph of the pages of a journal or newspaper.

Microfilm and microfiche readers and printers are available on the lower level of the Morris Library.

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