Re: Microfilm reader printer upgrade? -- Carol Morse Stephen Clark 12 Sep 2002 17:22 UTC

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Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:52:39 -0700
From: "Carol Morse" <>
Subject: Re: Microfilm reader printer upgrade? -- Katherine Hill

We went ahead and purchased a new machine a couple years ago.  Since we
have a lot of mforms, we feel that the library is pretty much
responsible to provide the means of reading them.  We do have some old
microcard, with the old machine out-of-order, but the current microforms
are not dead yet!  I have even replaced some print runs with microfilm,
since several institutions offer runs from time to time on Backserv (we
have a space crunch for shelving the print).
Carol Morse

Carol Morse                                                  Tel.  509)
Serials Librarian                                             Fax 509)
Walla Walla College Library                     Email
104 S.W. Adams St.
College Place, WA  99324-1586

Give us strength for the journey and wisdom to know the way.

-------- Original Message --------
From: "Hill, Katherine" <>
Subject: Microfilm reader printer upgrade?

We are a community college library with quite a bit of our serials
backfiles on microfilm.  Our students are increasingly relying on full
text services such as Lexis Nexis and Infotrac OneFile.  The microfilm
is used less and less.  In the meantime we have two aging 3M film
printers.  We had intended to upgrade to a new machine, but now are
having second thoughts.  Has anyone cancelled all their microfilm
subscriptions?  Has anyone gotten rid of all their film and/or fiche?
We can think of other things to buy with the money a new machine would
cost.  Does anyone have a crystal ball about the future of these
microform collections?
Katherine H. Hill
Circulation/Periodicals Librarian
Dry Memorial Library
Erie Community College
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, New York 14221
(716) 851-1278