Re: 16 mm films

stephen O'Riordan (
Mon, 2 Apr 2001 09:50:09 -0700 (PDT)


Cool & dry stacks. Upright, if they're on reels. Use plastic
cans. Catalog as you would any item. You can assign accession numbers
that include number of reels such as - fvlm-345-3. I would not circulate
prints. You don't want an, inexperience projectionist, w/ an old 16mm (
that they found in the attic ) trying to load, show & rewind a fragile print.


At 08:48 AM 4/2/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi folks!
>I'm going to appeal to your collective wisdom yet again!
>We've inherited a collection of 16 mm films that our faculty insists on
>keeping. Our question is -- what do we DO with these puppies? Does
>anyone have any hints on cataloging, storing, and making such beasts
>available to the general public? How do folks (particularly in liberal
>arts colleges) manage and support such collections?
>Many thanks for your advice!
> -- Paula

Stephen O'Riordan
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University of Calif. San Diego
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