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Re: Do you still keep subscription of microfilms of New York Times and Wall Street J. ? Cheng-Yee Wang 14 Nov 2006 20:58 UTC

Our situation is exactly the same as Sandy's.  We are still subscribing
to both Wall Street Journal and the New York times microfilms.  The
Reference Librarians wouldn't agree to cancel them.  The reason is the
same that they feel the online doesn't have all the content or image as
the microfilm does.


Sandy Beehler wrote:

> we've considered cancelling the NYT microfilm, which costs $5000 a
> year, but even after I did a 3 month use study that showed very little
> use of the film, the selectors wouldn't agree to cancel it.   The
> feeling is that the online does not have all the content that MF does.
> sandy
> Tian Zhang wrote:
>> It is time for our library to renew our microfilm subscriptions now. I
>> just wonder whether the other academic libraries still subscribe the
>> microfilms of the two newspapers if they are available online from
>> databases such as ProQuest, which the library subscribes too.
>> I am thinking of canceling the microfilms which means we will stop the
>> collection of these two newspapers since they published. I am not sure
>> this is a correct decision or not. I would appreciate it very much if
>> you please share with me about your libraries decisions.
>> Thank you.
>> Tian X. Zhang
>> Serials Librarian
>> St. John's University Library
>> 8000 Utopia Parkway
>> Queens, NY 11439
>> Tel. 718 990-5082
>> fax. 718 990-5938