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new serials librarian seeking advice regarding microfilm collection (Vani Murthy) Stephen Clark 21 Jun 1999 16:11 UTC

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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 11:48:15 -0400
From: Murthy - Vani <vmurthy@UMD5.UMD.EDU>
Subject: new serials librarian seeking advice regarding  microfilm              collection

I am new to this profession, and I am now facing the dilemma of whether I
should continue to maintain and expand the library's microfilm collection
after recently acquiring electronic journals.  I am under pressure(from my
colleagues) to cut down the microfilm collection, and to discard several
titles such as New York Times, and The Washington Post due to lack of
space and money, and also because back-files are available online for the
subscribed electronic journals and newspapers. I am wondering if this is a
wise thing to do.  I would appreciate any advice regarding this problem,
and I will gladly contact you if you want to share your experiences with
me.  You can send your replies to me directly, and I will be happy to
forward those replies to anyone who is interested.  Thank you in advance
for your advice.