Definition of microform in English:



mass noun
  • Microphotographic reproduction, on film or paper, of a manuscript, map, or other document.

    ‘the items available include books, electronic documents, journals, microform, and audio and video recordings’
    count noun ‘the preparation of microfilm and other microforms’
    • ‘The Australian Joint Copying Project continued and extended this work in microform.’
    • ‘‘The equipment that is used to provide physical access to the information in microform and in compact disc format result in considerably distinct experiences for users’.’
    • ‘The numbers alone are stunning: More than 150,000 volumes and 85,000 microforms; 15,000 pieces of sheet music; 500,000 photos and prints; 5,000 motion pictures and videotapes.’
    • ‘A fourth scale tapped use of specialized resources: archives, special collections, microforms, and CD-ROM databases.’
    • ‘My first Special Libraries Association conference, while I was still in library school at the University of Pittsburgh, exposed me to one session on how microforms would change our lives.’
    • ‘I see people in libraries and archives and Family History Centres, obsessed with finding traces of family in microform, in scraps of paper, officially, and sometimes arbitrarily, preserved for posterity.’
    • ‘He is responsible for the Library Multimedia Center, Television History Archives, Digital Copy Center and media collections, including microforms.’