Re: Discarding Microfiche van Sickle, Jennifer 09 Oct 2008 17:22 UTC

We have greatly cut back out MF subscriptions, but we keep all of what
we do receive indefinitely.  The titles we subscribe to are mostly core
newspapers and general interest magazines, and students need the
graphics/images not always available online.

We would only discard MF if the publication was available in a stable
archive like JSTOR.  Hope this helps!


Jennifer van Sickle
Serials Librarian & Sciences Coordinator
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106

phone: 860-297-2250
fax: 860-297-2251

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[] On Behalf Of Crystal Holland
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 11:18 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Discarding Microfiche

Does anyone have advice or a retention policy that they'd be willing to
share with me regarding discarding microfiche? We have a real space
here due to order fiche to replace bound journals that were are
How long should we reasonably keep the fiche though? We are looking into
buying 2-3 additional fiche and film cabinets but we have finite amount
space dedicated to housing this material.

Thanks in advance!


*Crystal D. Holland*

Serials Librarian & Social Sciences Liaison
Winston-Salem State University
C. G. O'Kelly Library- Rm 149
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: 336-750-2455
Fax: 336-750-2459

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