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Aperture card

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Aperture card: An aperture card is a type of punched card with a cut-out window into which a chip of microfilm is mounted. Such a card is used for archiving or for making multiple inexpensive copies of a document for ease of distribution. The card is typically punched with machine-readable metadata associated with the microfilm image, and printed across the top of the card for visual identification. The microfilm chip is most commonly 35mm in height, and contains an optically reduced image, usually of some type of reference document, such as an engineering drawing, that is the focus of the archiving process. Aperture cards have several advantages and disadvantages when compared to digital systems. Machinery exists to automatically store, retrieve, sort, duplicate, create, and digitize cards with a high level of automation. While many aperture cards still play an important role in archiving, their role is gradually being replaced by digital systems.

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Google previewRecords Management (2016)

Computer science, Database management by CTI Reviews

Aperture card: An aperture card is a type of punched card with a cutout window into which a chip of microfilm is mounted. Such a card is used for archiving or for making multiple inexpensive copies ofadocument for ease of distribution. The card is typically punched with machine readable metadata associated with the microfilm image, and printed across the top of the card forvisualidentification. Processing: Processing is an ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Library and Information Science (2000)

by Stella Keenan, Colin Johnston

Aperture card B card which frames a micro image of the document indexed by headings on the card, so that retrieval of the card also retrieves the text of the document. API B application program interface – set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications; interface used by an application program to interact directly with the operating system. APL programming language P interactive computer programming language which is specially useful in operations involving ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic dictionary of library and information science (2005)

Micrographic formats also include microopaque and aperture card. Micrography : The art and practice of writing in microscopically small characters.

Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2012)

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas by Jakob Vlietstra

AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC AC ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACAM ACAMPS ACAP ACAP ACAPE ACARS ACARS ACASP ACASS ACAT ACATS ACB ACB ACB ACBGEN ACBH ACBR aCC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC ACC Accept Command Control Accumulator Acoustic Coupler Activity| Adaptive Control Actual Count Address Check|Counter Alteration|Alternate Cancellation Alternating Current Analog Computer Answer Center Aperture Card Application ...

Google previewNew International Dictionary of Acronyms in Library and Information Science and Related Fields (1994)

by Henryk Sawoniak, Maria Witt

MACARS - Microfilm Aperture Card Automated Retrieval System MACC - Madison Area Computing Center (University of Wisconsin - US) MACCS - Molecular Access System (Sandoz Inc. - US) MACDAC l. Machine Communication with Digital Automatic Computer 2. Man Communication and Display for an ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

aperture card Punched card that holds a frame of microfilm. aperture grill A type of CRT (cathode ray tube) used in computer monitors that uses thin, closely-spaced vertical wires to isolate the individual pixels. The first aperture grill CRT was the Sony Trinitron, but several other manufacturers also produce aperture grill ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

ACRE Automatic Call Recording Equipment ACRIS Aperture Card Raster Image Scanner (Versatec Company) ACRIT Advisory Committee for Research on Information Transfer (Committee reporting to Netherlands government) ACRL Association ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 12 - Inquiry (1971)

International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) to Intrex Project by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

The adoption and standardization of the 8-up aperture card for storage and exchange of copies of documents, including the physical requirements of ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Management (1980)

by Hano Johannsen, G.Terry Page

See average outgoing quality limit, aperture card. Punched card designed to store microfilmed documents, drawings, etc. APEX. Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff ( UK). apparent time.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Association/California Medical Association AMACO American Medical Assurance Company AMACUS Automated Microfilm Aperture Card Updating System amad aircraft-mounted accessory drive Amad Amadeus AMA-DE American Medical Association–Drug Evaluation(s) Amad Quart Amadeus Quartet amads airframe mounted accessory drive system AMAE American Museum of Atomic Energy; Association of Mexican-American Educators AMAERF American Medical Association ...

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