Here at University of Virginia Library our microfilm collection gets a lot of use.

We have a lot of historical newspapers, current newspapers, and older journals on microfilm.

They are also lent out to ILL.



Deej Baker

Serials Coordinator

University of Virginia Library





From: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@LISTSERV.NASIG.ORG] On Behalf Of Emily Judith Ray
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 1:55 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] ERIC Microfiche Weeding - What Next?


We couldn't afford/chose not to subscribe for $20k to digitized access of two major historical newspapers in our state. So our patrons do use those two titles on microfilm. I'm interested in how much our other microforms titles are used. Very little is my guess, but I'd like some data to back that up. 






On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 12:22 PM, 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

412-396-5233 |





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Emily Ray

Metadata and Discovery Services Librarian

Collections and Archives

Technology and Digital Initiatives

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204


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