ERIC Number: ED034558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-2
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Microfiche for Technical Information Dissemination: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.
The paper introduces the concept of Book Fiche, a microfiche form which provides up to 390 pages on a single 4 X 6 inch film sheet, and its application to the reproduction and distribution of technical documents. A cost comparison is made between conventional printing and distribution techniques, and microfiche dissemination utilizing computer-to-cathode-ray-tube devices. The cost and use benefits of Book Fiche over conventional fiche and over the printing systems are presented, with consideration given to such elements as storage savings, ease of updating, currency of information, etc. Recommendations are made for development and implementation of the Book Fiche concept through the involvement of national and international professional trade, and technical associations and societies, including the Society of Technical Writers and Publishers. (Author)
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 184 365; MF-$0.65, HC-$3.00)
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Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.