Re: Microfilm Splicing (Bob Gimmi) Stephen Clark 04 Jun 1998 16:09 UTC
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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 12:02:32 -0400
From: Bob Gimmi <rdg@ARK.SHIP.EDU>
Subject: Re: Microfilm Splicing (C.D. Thompson)
We have been splicing reels of microfilm for more than 30 years and
considerable shelving space has been saved. It certainly is a worthwhile
We use pre-cut splicing tape from Hudson Photographic Industries. It is
supplied in rolls of 100 and 1600 pieces for 35 mm film. Our periodical
assistant goes through the microfilm collection at least once a year
looking for reels to be spliced. The actual splicing is done by students.
To make the splicing easy and neat we have two reel winders mounted on a
wooden board measuring 1 x 3 feet, with a splicing block mounted between
the winders. The splicing block makes precise cuts and alignments. Most of
the leader is removed from all but the first reel of film being spliced.
Foil-backed labels seem to work the best for relabeling the box containing
the cumulation. We have found other types tend to fall off over time.
Perhaps obvious, but remember:
1. Splice in chronological order
2. Keep the image orientation the same from reel-to-reel
Please contact me if you have questions.
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> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 09:27:36 -0700
> From: "C. D. Thompson" <cathompson@UPS.EDU>
> Subject: Microfilm Splicing
> Our library is considering condensing roles of microfilm by splicing
> several volumes/years together onto one reel. The idea is to utilize less
> cabinet space and floor space. Has any library done such a project before?
> We would be interested in any information you can provide. Any tips on how
> to do this? I am particularly interested in your opinions on whether this
> is a worth while project or not.
> If anyone is interested, I will summarize responses for the list.
> Thank You,
> Carmel Thompson
> University of Puget Sound
> Tacoma WA
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