Microfilm Technology and Information Systems

  title={Microfilm Technology and Information Systems},
  author={Susan A. Cady},
  • Susan A. Cady
  • Published 2001
This paper explores the ways in which the use of microfilm served as a precursor to later computerized information systems in business, education, and science. This accessible and inexpensive photographic technology allowed scientists, scholars, and others to experiment with ideas for information storage and retrieval that were not ultimately realized until the 1990s. In 1926, George McCarthy, vice president of a New York bank, invented a rotary microfilm camera for copying bank checks… CONTINUE READING


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