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Re: FW: Microfilm Splicing (Promilla Bansal) (Susan Markley) Stephen Clark 04 Jun 1998 20:36 UTC

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Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 16:21:55 -0400
From: Susan Markley <markley@UCIS.VILL.EDU>
Subject: Re: FW: Microfilm Splicing (Promilla Bansal)

Villanova University has been splicing microfilm for years and found it
truly saves on space, however, it is time-consuming and labor-intensive.
It requires staff strongly dedicated to detail work so reels do not get
attached to the wrong title and your records do not get messed up.  At
one point, we discovered that the student aides doing the splicing
didn't always have the volumes in consecutive order or going in the same
direction on the reel.  We now have the micro supervisor do all the
If you keep detailed shelflist cards on what reels have been received
(we do), then these must be updated everytime another volume has been
added to the reel.  Also, the box the reel is kept in most also be
relabeled each time a new volume is added to it. We have the staff and
we worked out a great procedure with most of this work done on the
evening shift.  If you want more details, feel free to call (610)

Susan Markley
Head, Periodical Department
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

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> Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 08:55:43 -0500
> From: Promilla Bansal <>
> Subject: FW: Microfilm Splicing (C.D. Thompson)
> We splice constantly and have bought only two cabinets in the past ten years and those too for the newspapers since those could not be spliced. It is cheap, can be done by a part-time student, and very effective. If you want more information would be glad to talk to you
> Promilla Bansal
> Reference/Serials Librarian
> Roosevelt University Library
> 430 S. Michigan Ave
> Chicago, IL 60605
> 312 341 3643
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> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 09:27:36 -0700
> From: "C. D. Thompson" <cathompson@UPS.EDU>
> Subject: Microfilm Splicing
> Greetings,
> 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