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Records Preservation and Conservation -4

Microfilm,          If a source of information, such as a book or a paper document, cannot be maintained in its original format, conversion to another medium is considered an option. Microform technology is an alternative format that preserves information and the intellectual content of materials. Micro-forms are considered to be one of the most stable […]

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Records Preservation and Conservation -3

Phonograph Records,           Sound recordings or phonograph records preserve information through music and recorded voice and allow such material to remain accessible over time. Recordings have been made on wax and metal cylinders, and on disks made of aluminum, glass, and vinyl. The sound signal is stored within the grooves of recording and is released […]

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Records Preservation and Conservation -2

Photographs,         Photographs record and store information regarding events, history, and people and provide through study a basis for the development of new information. Photographs are also an art form, comprising images created with a variety of techniques, such as the daguerreotype, tintype, and black-and-white and color prints. The process used to create each format […]

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Records Preservation and Conservation -1

Introduction:       Information has been recorded throughout time in wide a variety of formats as human knowledge, ability and skills developed.  Cave paintings, papyrus scrolls, handwritten manuscripts, and visual or sound recordings in various languages and formats provide information to people and allow knowledge acquired by one generation to be passed to the following generation. […]

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Microphotography in Archives -4

Advantages and Disadvantages of Microphotography Advantages of Microphotography:     Since the first practical microfilm camera was developed in 1928 microfilm has become more and more versatile. The most common uses by archives are as follows: For Referencing: The purpose is to provide the researcher with exact copies of documents at a cost far less than […]

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Microphotography in Archives -3

Uses of Microphotography     Microphotography can solve a number of problems in the archives. Firstly, microphotographs need much less filing space than the original publications. When carefully prepared, micro-records have a higher degree of permanence than most modern papers. [1] They are easily and quickly produced at low cost. For these reasons, microphotographs of manuscripts, […]

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Microphotography in Archives -2

Types of Microforms     The term “Microform” covers all forms of micro-images – these may be transparent or opaque, and they may be in the form of film rolls of various widths and lengths, in the form of film strips, or in the form of sheets or cards of various sizes. All microforms are reduced […]

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Microphotography in Archives -1

Introduction     Microphotography refers to the process by which documents, records, and other archival sources are photographed into a miniature or microscopic size. [1] They have many applications in science and industry, the most extensive being the microphotographic reproduction of documents. The advantages of the use of photographic reduction in recording documents are so obvious […]

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