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ERIC Number: ED077542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 42
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User Evaluations of Microfilm Readers for Archival and Manuscript Materials.
Leisinger, Albert H., Jr.
In an effort to provide the National Archives and Records Service and other archives and research libraries with guidelines to assist them in the selection of microfilm readers suitable for use with microfilm copies of archival or manuscript materials, provide manufacturers with data to improve their product, and provide the Library Technology Program (ALA) and the National Reprographic Center for documentation information that would serve as a check in their own technical evaluations, eight commercially available models of 35mm roll microfilm readers were tested. As much as possible the most favorable lighting and furniture arrangements were provided for each machine. Readers were cleaned daily and checked regularly to assure proper functioning. Participants were selected at random from the user population and asked to fill out a questionnaire after using each reader. Findings concerning loading, focusing, screen illumination and other characteristics of machine use are presented, along with data on comparative performance, specifications of each reader tested and a sample questionnaire. (Author/KE)
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Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Service (GSA), Washington, DC.
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