Considerations for Conversion of Microfiche to Optical Storage
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Information maintained in a digital format which enables full-text search and retrieval capabilities provides significant advantages over hard-copy or microfiche based information. Recent advances in optical storage technology and full-text retrieval software have made it possible to maintain and access large information bases quickly and inexpensively. Conversion from existing microfiche format to an optical format is possible, but still quite expensive. A case study concerning conversion of microfiche from the Naval Postgraduate School Knox Library Research Reports Division is presented to demonstrate the costs and benefits of having information in a full-text format. Alternative to full backfile conversion are presented with policy recommendations for organizations considering implementing optical storage systems.
- Information Science
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
- Computer Hardware