Prepared by Elisabeth Lindsay.
Microfiche, like microfilm, is used to preserve original documents, save space, and make information more accessible. Indexes, city directories, and other types of books are often captured on microfiche, which are easy to store and take up little space. Many repositories use microfiche for capturing information, including collections of loose documents that might be easily separated or lost in frequent handling. The public is often given access to microfiche for viewing, which are easy to duplicate and replace.