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Re: Ref ?: splicing microfilm Mary Massey 10 Aug 2005 12:23 UTC


When I worked at UF many years ago, the reels of microfilm with
multiple titles were a "bear" to catalog. Yes, the bound with notes were
used, but that meant loading all of the titles with that similar note so
that no matter which title was searched, you knew what other titles
appeared on the same film. It does save space, but I don't recommend it
for ease of usage by the patron. It does reflect your institution's
cataloging prowess though. At University of South Carolina, we have been
putting in analytics for Early English Books, but we are using the reel
number and position of the item on the reel as indicators of its
inclusiveness in a larger range of materials. Monographs are easier for
these links than serials, take my word for it.  Film is still a good
product and if kept away from rubber bands, will live a long time with
decent clarity. Digital relies totally on the computers. When the
computers go down, you have nothing. Even if our electricity goes out,
we have magnifying glasses and battery powered lights to illuminate the

Tinker Massey
University of South Carolina

>>> Dan Lester <> 8/9/2005 4:47:51 PM >>>
Tuesday, August 9, 2005, 11:32:28 AM, you wrote:

BP> Hi, everybody.  I was wondering if anyone out there knows anything
BP> splicing microfilm together.  I have learned that my predecessor
BP> several rolls of a title together in order to save on space.  Are
BP> any good books or websites out there that will tell me how to do

Well, look for things on film splicing. It is the same for microfilm
as 35mm movie film, 16mm movie film, etc.  However, I find it amazing
that someone would be SO desperate for space that it would possibly be
worth the effort of splicing microfim together.  And, it would
undoubtedly make an interesting problem for the catalogers.  Would
this make it a "bound with" note?


Dan Lester, Data Wrangler 208-283-7711
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