Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/4/2021

Part VII. Handling and Inspection

17VAC15-20-130. Evaluation.

The total microfilming system shall be evaluated to ensure that microimages conforming to the standards are produced. The final reproduction, whether film or hard copy print from the film, must be retrievable, readable and reproducible.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 7.1, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991.

17VAC15-20-140. Handling.

Clean, lint free, white cotton or nylon gloves shall be worn when handling the film. Food, smoking and other contaminants shall not be allowed in microfilming areas.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 7.2, eff. July 9, 1986.

17VAC15-20-150. Handling camera microfilm.

The camera microfilm shall be handled only during the inspection procedure and when generating an intermediate master. In systems generating two camera microfilms, one shall be designated as the archival camera microfilm and shall not be used for duplication, loaded into a cartridge or inserted in a viewer. The second camera negative shall be designated as the working master. In systems generating a single camera negative, the camera negative shall be used only for the production of an intermediate master from which copies will be generated.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 7.3, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

17VAC15-20-160. Splicing.

Splicing is not permitted on the camera negative, except at the beginning of the reel before all beginning targets but after the clear leader. Splicing can be done in place on the intermediate master up to a total of five splices. An unexposed area of film shall be used between the splice and the beginning titling targets. Ultrasonic splicing is recommended for polyester film.

NOTE: Due to the required filming procedures, more than five splices within a single 16mm reel are permitted for procedural microfilming. However, each day's filming sequence shall be discarded and refilmed when defects obliterating or obscuring information or missing pages are noted within that sequence. Splicing within the daily film sequence is not allowed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 7.4, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

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