ERIC Number: ED348068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Document Preparation (for Filming). ERIC Processing Manual, Appendix B.
Brandhorst, Ted, Ed.; And Others
The technical report or "fugitive" literature collected by ERIC is produced using a wide variety of printing techniques, many formats, and variable degrees of quality control. Since the documents processed by ERIC go on to be microfilmed and reproduced in microfiche and paper copy for sale to users, it is essential that the ERIC document processor prepare the document in such a way that a reproduced copy of it is a readable and saleable product. The kinds of problems requiring document preparation for filming may be divided into three categories: (1) Physical problems with the pages or sections of the document (e.g., missing pages, oversize pages, etc.); (2) Legibility or reproducibility problems with the type, inks, papers, figures, etc.; (3) "Technical" problems having to do, for example, with the availability of information external to the document, copyrighted segments of documents, requests to change documents, etc. This manual provides guidance to ERIC document processors in how best to prepare a document to be filmed and how to cope with a wide variety of specific problems that commonly occur: window covers, vinyl binders, duplicate pages, blank pages, wrong-reading pages, foldouts, attachments, news releases, non-print components, "layered" pages, photographs, colored paper and inks, handwriting, dot matrix print, small type size, etc. The proper way to affix all labels or stickers used by ERIC is also covered, as well as how to secure a document for transport to the filming site. (WTB)
Descriptors: Databases, Documentation, Information Storage, Information Systems, Library Science, Library Technical Processes, Microreproduction
ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850-4305 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Processing and Reference Facility, Rockville, MD.; ARC Professional Services Group, Rockville, MD. Information Systems Div.; Educational Resources Information Center (ED), Washington, DC.