Since we moved our entire microfilm collection from cabinets into our automated retrieval system over a year ago, the number of circs has been in the single digits (the few checkouts were though ILL), with a little over 100 items having at least some use (requested from storage, used by a patron or for ILL purposes?). 

Santa Clara University Library

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Santa Clara University Library 
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On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Jones, Darci <> wrote:

I would be interested in the responses that come through for this thread.

Also, might I add a question?

Do libraries see anyone utilizing their microfilm/fiche?  I myself do not have enough data to make a determination for my library but I could see viability in removing it for more space.

Darci R. Jones, B.S., M.S.L.S.
Director of University Libraries and Distance Learning
Mercyhurst University
Hammermill Library
501 E. 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546
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From: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum <SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG> on behalf of Charlotte Myers <myersc@DUQ.EDU>
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 11:54:09 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] ERIC Microfiche Weeding - What Next?



We recently made the decision to remove all of the ERIC microfiche from our library’s collection, after determining that there were an adequate number of other institutions in the area that still have it (and are committed to retaining it) and also due to what was essentially no use of the collection/the desire for more space for students. Before we move forward with physically removing the materials (they are out of OCLC and the catalog) is there anything that we should do? Someone to contact who may have use for the collection?


Any input/advice is welcomed, if others have been in a similar situation with ERIC or runs like this.


Thank you!


Charlotte Redgate Myers

Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian

Gumberg Library | Duquesne University

600 Forbes Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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