evaluation of 16 mm collection

Jeffrey W. Pearson (jwpearso@j.imap.itd.umich.edu)
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:55:14 -0700 (PDT)

I need to come up with a plan to evaluate our 6,000 title 16 mm film
collection, started in the 1940's, for weeding, preservation, and
possible reformatting. If anyone has tackled this kind of project I
would appreciate any advice you can share. I've got ideas for an
approach and a general plan, but what I would love to know of is any
already compiled list of what are considered the "best films of all
time". I'm hoping to find help with identifying the hidden treasures
in our collection. I know I'm asking for the grail here, but any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

-Jeff Pearson

Jeffrey W. Pearson			Phone: (734) 763-3758
Librarian, Film & Video Library		Fax: (734) 764-7087
University of Michigan			e-mail: jwpearso@umich.edu
Shapiro Library, Room 2178
919 S. University
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1185