Re: Digital Microfilm King, Mindy 08 Oct 2009 21:00 UTC

It's my understanding from a conversation with a customer service rep that as long as the digital image is exactly the same as it is in microfilm, then all of the freelance articles can be included in the digital version.  So, it must be displayed as the full page, with all surrounding articles/images intact.  Digital microfilm would be exactly the same as traditional microfilm.  We have a trial right now, but I have not purposely gone in to see if anything is missing.

When we looked at the NYT Historical Newspaper (different from the digital microfilm), the freelance articles could be found if you knew the exact date and page it was printed on. They would not be found in a search.  This is my understanding...I may have misinterpreted what the rep told me.  Others may know more...

Mindy King, MLIS  MBA
Serials/Reference & Instruction Librarian, Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library
900 Reserve Street
Stevens Point, WI  54481

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [] On Behalf Of Lori Fenton
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 3:03 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Digital Microfilm

Has the Tasini decision influenced anyone's decision to switch from
traditional to digital? We were considering digital to replace our NYT
film, but now think otherwise.

Lori R. Fenton
Periodicals/Electronic Resources
Washburn University Mabee Library
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka KS 66621
Ph. 785-670-1984

King, Mindy wrote:
> Has anyone out there switched their traditional microfilm to digital microfilm?  We are considering doing this for 3 newspaper titles (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) using ProQuest's Digital Microfilm.
> What do your users think?
> What problems have you encountered?
> Are there other similar products?
> Any info would be helpful.
> Thanks,
> Mindy King
> Serials Librarian
> University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library
> Stevens Point, WI  54481
> 715-346-2321