Documentary Editing, Association for


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Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 4, Number 3, September 1982. ISSN 0196-7134


© Association for Documentary Editing, 1982. Used by permission.


The following essay is intended to serve as a brief introduction to the world of scholarly micro-publishing. It will begin with a discussion of commercial micro-publishers and the contributions they can make towards the publication of a high-quality microform edition. It will also allude to some recent developments in the micro-publication of documentary collections, such as comprehensive microfiche editions and microfiche supplements to printed books, computer-generated microfiche, and selective (rather than comprehensive) microform editions. The essay will not include a technical discussion of microforms or a step-by-step description of how to prepare a collection of documents for filming. Information about these topics can be found in the works cited in the appended bibliography.