by Morgan J. Barclay
Archives Technical Information Series #11
Before undertaking a microfilming project, a local government official must learn some microfilming basics. This does not mean the local official needs to become a technical expert! Knowledge of the fundamentals of microfilming allows the local official to work efficiently with vendors and will ensure a quality product. The following publication briefly introduces some microfilming concepts, terms, and equipment. A glossary of microfilm terms can be found at the end of this publication.
This publication is one of three microfilm publications in the Local Government Records Technical Information Series. Technical standards are discussed in Producing High Quality Microfilm (Technical Information Series #9), and project management is discussed in Managing Micrographics Projects (Technical Information Series #10) [Replaced by Publication #77].