n.equipment that enlarges microfilm images so they can be easily viewedNelson 1970, 106The microfilm can be viewed in a conventional microform reader or, alternatively, can be easily converted to enlarged paper copy by means of an office copying machine modified by the INTREX team.Goggin and Delle Donne 1974, 488The American Library Association has completed the latest in its continuing series of evaluations of microform readers. Included in the series are reports on Kodak Ektalite 120 and the Bell & Howell Briefcase Reader, two machines which have been promoted for use in educational institutions.Edgerly 1982, 272In identifying space for the establishment of a business archives, the following considerations should be kept in mind: ¶ . . . ¶ 6. Easy access to equipment and materials used by staff and researchers, such as copy machines, microform readers, and reference tools.NINCH and HATII 2003, 202For instance, user discontent with microform readers threatens to make microfilm obsolete even though it still fulfills the original goals of its creation.
A microform reader may be designed to work with only film or with fiche or jacketed film, or it may be able to read from different formats. A microform reader-printer incorporates a mechanism to make copies, typically on paper.