The computer system contains files of ASCII data (from input or application programs) or bit-mapped files previously scanned from microfilm documents or pictures. These output files are compressed by a factor of 5-20:1 from the original documents and stored on WORM optical/laser disks. The stored data is then available to all on the network. Generally, the format of these databases are compatible with SQL and imaging formats. 1
Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.