International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246


Microfilming, as a tool for preservation and access in selected libraries of Bangladesh

Tahmina Akter
Programming Officer, National Library of Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 June 2011
  •  Published: 31 October 2011



Scientific preservation has been recognized as one of the urgent challenges in our modern information society. It is the current trends in all modern libraries and recognized as a vital part of managing information in scientific format. A number of libraries of Bangladesh have thus started to invest intensive research and development to provide solutions that allow us to maintain scientific objects accessible. Most of these solutions, however, are aimed at larger institutions who have a dedicated mandate, and thus can build up expertise, resources and systems. Yet, we increasingly find that many libraries are faced with the challenge to preserve their materials. The present age is very aptly called the age of Information Technology (IT). In fact IT has revolutionized every aspect of life. As such library education cannot remain aloof and unchanged. This article compiles some crucial recent developments in preservation of recorded knowledge in Bangladesh. The topic exclusively discusses microfilming technology for libraries. Hopefully, the present study will cast new light on the subject library and information experts in the field will benefit from this.


Key words: Digital preservation, microfilm, microfiche, microforms, information technology.