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Glossary of terms

What's the difference between restoration, preservation and conservation? Why does the word 'cataloguing' mean different things to different people? The staff at the LMA will tell you all about the words and phrases they encounter on a daily basis.



Room specially designed for photographic work.

Editing Suite

Where the microfilms are checked and edited if required.


A place where Photographs are to be taken.

Microfilm Area

Here documents are photographed to create microfilms for public use.

Scanning Zone

Area where scanning takes place with digital cameras and flat bed scanning.


Area for the use of cameras and photographic sets.