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ERIC Number: ED156191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-7
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Archival Stability of Microfilm.
Materazzi, Albert R.
This report is in response to complaints and criticism by the library community on the Superintendent of Documents' decision to furnish third generation diazo microfiche for the Depository Library program. It reviews some of the basic photographic chemistry of both silver halides and diazos which have an influence on dark stability. A review of the literature on the subject is presented and evaluated. It demonstrates that the fears of librarians are unfounded and that furnishing all silver halide fiche would not be cost effective since mechanical stresses encountered in handling the film could well cause it to deteriorate much faster than any density changes occurring in storage. It concludes that the decision to furnish diazo fiche is eminently sound, saving the government approximately $500,000 the first year. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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