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Microformat Policy
Microforms
All microforms purchased should meet ANSI standards for the production, processing, and storage of film as an archival medium.
Before orders are placed or gifts accepted for microformat material, the following points are considered:
(1) format and size;
(2) reduction ratio/reader availability;
(3) film type;
(4) polarity;
(5) print reproduction capability; and
(6) access tools, i.e. printed indexes, magnetic records.


 The chart below specifies present capabilities and preferences for the U of M Libraries.

  Microfilm Microfiche Ultrafiche***
Size 16 mm#
35 mm*
4 x 6" 3 1/8 x 4 7/8"
Reduction ratio
      Average size
      Oversize

12 - 14X on 35mm
16 - 20X on 35mm

20 - 48X
20 - 48X

55X
90X
Film type
      Silver halide
      Vesicular
      Diazo

Yes*
Yes
Yes#

Yes*
Yes
Yes# 

Yes*
Yes
No
Polarity **
      Negative
      Positive

Yes*
Yes

Yes*
Yes

No
Yes*
Printers available No No No
 Scanners available Yes Yes Yes 

* = preferred        ** = continue titles in previously established polarity

*** = check before purchase        # = currently not purchased

Please send questions/comments/suggestions to
 Steve Knowlton, Interim Head of Collection Management

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