Have you seen this list from ERIC:




I got to the link from this page:



under the topic
I am looking to weed my microfiche collection. Which ERIC records should I keep?

The documents which are currently available on microfiche, but not online, can be found DF File here. This list will be updated annually to reflect any new documents made available online through the PDF restoration process.


We weeded what wasn’t on the PDF linked above and worked with campus sustainability to recycle what we weeded (4 tons!) through a recycling company.




Doralyn Rossmann
Administrative Director, Data Infrastructure & Scholarly Communication (DISC) and Head of Collection Development

Associate Professor

Montana State University Library

P.O. Box 173320

Bozeman, MT, USA 59717-3320

(406) 994-6549



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From: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum <SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG> on behalf of "Jones, Darci" <djones@MERCYHURST.EDU>
Reply-To: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum <SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG>
Date: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] ERIC Microfiche Weeding - What Next?


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

412-396-5233 | myersc@duq.edu





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