ERIC Number: ED208857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Microfilm Standards. Counties, Municipalities, School Districts.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
This pamphlet contains the standards and requirements approved by the New Jersey State Records Committee on May 13, 1981, which bring the microfilm quality-control standards into conformity with national standards. Standards and guidelines are established for the selection of records to be microfilmed, the selection of equipment and vendors, the security duplication of microfilm records, and the quality of the microfilming, processing, duplication, and storage processes. The major points included in the new standards are (1) requirement for targets at the beginning and end of each roll of microfilm; (2) establishment of a minimum and maximum allowable density; (3) establishment of minimum allowable resolution standards; (4) performance of the methylene blue test once each month to determine if residual thiosulfate concentration falls within acceptable limits; (5) storage of master negative rolls under archival conditions; (6) completion of ED-6 forms listing microfilmed records with a signed certificate of compliance with these standards; and (7) use of updatable microfiche systems only under special circumstances. A sample form letter notifying the Bureau of Archives and History of intention to microfilm a series of records and eight samples of "targets" are included. (CHC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey