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Re: Ref ?: splicing microfilm Barbara Pope (10 Aug 2005 18:51 UTC)

Re: Ref ?: splicing microfilm Barbara Pope 10 Aug 2005 18:51 UTC

Hi, Mary.  I would not be splicing together different titles, but
different volumes from the same title.  For example, if we had volumes 1
through 4 of a certain title and each was taking up less than 1/4 of the
roll, it would save a lot of space to put them all on the same roll.  I
haven't committed to this yet.  I am just thinking about it.


Mary Massey wrote:

>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?