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Microfilm Industry Standards

Publications:

         AIIM MS1-1996, Recommended Practice for Alphanumeric Computer-Output Microforms - Operational Practices for Inspection and Quality Control
ISO Related Document: ISO 8514-2

         AIIM MS5-1992 (R1998),Microfiche
ISO Related Document: ISO 9923

         AIIM MS6-1993 (R1999),Microfilm Package Labeling

         AIIM MS8-1988 (R1998),Image Mark (Blip) Used in Image Mark Retrieval Systems
ISO Related Document: ISO 11962

         AIIM MS9-1987 (A1996), Method for Measuring Thickness of Buildup Area on Unitized Microfilm (Aperture, Camera, Copy and Image Cards
ISO Related Document: ISO 6342

         AIIM MS15-2000, Dimensions & Operational Constraints for Single-Core Cartridge for 16mm Processed Microfilm
ISO Related Document: ISO 7761

         AIIM MS17-2001, Rotary (Flow) Microfilm Camera Test Chart and Test Target - Descriptions and Use
ISO Related Document: ISO 10550, ISO 10594

         AIIM MS18-1992 (R1998), Splices for Imaged Microfilm - Dimensions and Operational Constraints
ISO Related Document: ISO 6199

         ANSI/AIIM MS23-2004(R2010), Recommended Practice - Production, Inspection, and Quality Assurance of First-Generation , Silver Microforms of Documents
ISO Related Document: ISO 6199, ISO 6200

         AIIM MS29-1992, Core and Spools for Microfilm Recording Equipment - Dimension
ISO Related Document: ISO 1116

         AIIM MS32-1996,Microrecording of Engineering Source Documents on 35mm Microfilm
ISO Related Document: ISO 3272-1

         AIIM MS34,Dimensions for Reels Used For 16mm and 35mm Microfilm
ISO Related Document: ISO 1116

         AIIM MS37-1988 (A1996), Recommended Practice for Microphotography of Cartographic Materials
ISO Related Document: ISO 12650

         AIIM MS39-1987, Recommended Practice for Operational Procedures, Quality Control and Inspection of Graphic Computer-Output Microforms
ISO Related Document: ISO 11928-1

         AIIM MS40-1987 (R1999), Microfilm Computer Assisted Retrieval (CAR) Interface Commands

         AIIM MS41-1996 (R2002), Dimensions of Unitized Microfilm Carriers and Apertures (Aperture, Camera, Copy and Formerly Image Cards)
ISO Related Document: ISO 3272-3

         AIIM MS43-1998, Recommended Practice for Operational Procedures - Inspection and Quality Control of Duplicate Microforms of Documents and From COM
ISO Related Document: ISO 8225, ISO 8126

         AIIM MS46-1990 (A1996), Test Procedures for Duplicating 35mm Diazo Microfilm Aperture Cards
ISO Related Document: ISO 3575-5

         ANSI/AIIM MS51-1991, Micrographics - ISO Resolution Test Target Chart No. 2 Description and Use
ISO Related Document: ISO 3334

         AIIM MS54-1993 (R1999), Graphic Symbols for Controls on Document Image Equipment
ISO Related Document: ISO 12034

         ANSI/AIIM MS62-1999, Recommended Practice for COM recording systems having an internal electronic forms generating system - Operational practices for inspection and quality control
ISO Related Document: ISO 14648

         AIIM TR4-1989 (R1993), Silver Recovery Techniques

         AIIM TR11-1987 (R1998),Microfilm Jacket Formatting and Loading Techniques
ISO Related Document: ISO 10593

         AIIM TR12-1988 (R1997), Bar Coding on Microfiche for Production Coding and Dynamic Distribution Control
ISO Related Document: ISO 12656

         AIIM TR13-1998, Preservation of Microforms in an Active Environment - Guideline

         AIIM TR16-1996 (R2000), Microform Content of Product Specification Sheets for Microform Readers and Reader-Printers

         AIIM TR20-1994 (R2000),Environmental and Work Place Safety Regulations Affecting Microfilm Processors

         AIIM TR26-2000, Resolution as it Relates to Photographic and Electronic Imaging
ISO Related Document: ISO 14989

         ANSI/AIIM TR34-1996 (R2002), Sampling Procedures for Inspection by Attributes of Images in Electronic Image Management (EIM) and Micrographic Systems
ISO Related Document: ISO 12032

         AIIMTR38-1996 (R2002), Identification of test images for Document Imaging Applications
ISO Related Document: ISO 11141


Many of the AIIM/ANSI microfilm standards are available free to AIIM Professional Members. The following is a list the some of these free publications:

MS5, Microfiche
Learn about microfiche technology.

MS14, Specifications for 16 and 35mm Roll Microfilm
Learn about 16mm and 35mm roll film.

MS37, Recommended Practice for Microphotography of Cartographic Materials
Learn about filming documents with color.

MS4, Flowcharts Symbols and Their Use in Micrographics
Gain a better understanding of how your information flows through your organization and document it with a flowchart using this standard.

MS8, Image Mark (Blip) Used in Image Mark Retrieval Systems
Learn how blips can help automate the retrieval of micro-images through proper location, density and dimensions.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 11962, Micrographics - Image mark (blip) used with 16mm and 35mm roll microfilm

MS18, Splices for Imaged Film- Dimensions and Operational Constraints
If you ever need to splice processed microfilm, you need this standard to ensure you do it correctly to avoid splice related problems.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 6199, Micrographics - Microfilming of documents on 16mm and 35mm silver-gelatin type microfilm - Operating procedures

MS19, Recommended Practice for Identification of Microforms
Learn how to identify the contents of microforms through the use of bibliographic targets.

MS40, Microfilm Computer Assisted Retrieval (CAR) Interface Commands
Identifies CAR commands for use by hardware and software suppliers.

MS1, Recommended Practice for Alphanumeric Computer-Output Microforms - Operational Practices for Inspection and Quality Control
Learn how to inspect your COM to ensure high quality microforms.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 8514-2, Micrographics - Alphanumeric computer output microforms - Quality control - Part 2- Method

MS17, Rotary (Flow) Microfilm Camera Test Chart and Test Target - Descriptions and use
Learn how to determine the optical performance of your rotary camera.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 10550, Micrographics - Planetary camera systems - Test target for checking performance and ISO 10594, Micrographics - Method for measuring the quality of microforms produced by rotary cameras

MS26, 35 mm Planetary Cameras (top light) - Procedures for Determining Illumination Uniformity of Microfilming Engineering Drawings
Gain an understanding of the planetary test chart and the elements for optimum quality.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 10550, Micrographics - Planetary camera systems - Test target for checking performance

MS28, Alphanumeric COM Quality Test Slidel
Learn how to test the quality of your COM recorder.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 8514-1, Micrographics - Alphanumeric computer output microforms - Quality control - Part 1: Characteristics of the test slide and test data

MS39, Recommended Practice for Operational Procedures, Quality Control and Inspection of Graphic Computer-Output Microformsl
Get the guidelines for graphic computer output microfilm (COM) recorders, microforms and black-and-white film duplication.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 11928-1, Micrographics - Quality of graphic COM recorders - Part 1: Operating procedures

MS43, Operational Procedures/Inspection and Quality Control of Duplicate Microforms of Documents and from COM
Do you have to troubleshoot microfilm problems? This is the guide for you includes procedures .

Related ISO Standard: ISO 8126, Micrographics - Diazo, vesicular and silver duplicate films - Visual density specification

MS48, Recommended Practice for Microfilming of Public Records on Silver-Halide Film
Find out all that you need to know about first-generation microforms and how to film to meet government agency requirements.

MS50, Recommended Practice for Monitoring Image Quality of Aperture Card Film Image Scanners
Learn how to monitoroutput image quality.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 11698-1, Micrographics - Methods of measuring image quality produced by aperture card scanners - Part 1: Characteristics of the test images and ISO 11698-2, Micrographics - Methods of measuring image quality produced by aperture card scanners - Part 2: Quality criteria and control

MS62, Recommended Practice for COM Recording Systems Having an Internal Electronic Forms Generating System - Operational Practices for Inspection and Quality Control
Learn how to inspect your COM to ensure high quality microforms.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 14648-1, Micrographics - Quality control of COM recorders that generate images using a single internal display system - Part 1: Description of the software test form and ISO 14648-2, Micrographics - Quality control of COM recorders that generate images using a single internal display system - Part 2: Method

MS111, Recommended Practice for Microfilming Printed Newspapers on 35 mm Roll Microfilm
If you film newspapers, you need this standard to have consistent formats and uniform criteria.

Related ISO Standard: ISO 4087, Micrographics - Microfilming of newspaper for archival purposes on 35mm microfilm and ISO 11906, Micrographics - Image mark (blip) used with 16mm and 35mm roll microfilm