RE: evaluation of 16 mm collection

Steven C. Matthew (
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 05:33:35 -0700 (PDT)


Please send me this list since we will probably be removing 16 mm prints
from our collection in the near future.

Steven C. Matthew
S.E. Wimberly Library Media Center

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Jessica Rosner
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 5:46 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: evaluation of 16 mm collection

16mm Film Preservation Society of FLorida???
Sounds like a collector with a fancy name to me
For the record I know several universities and libraries
that STILL collect 16mm. Will provide list to anyone who wants to get rid of

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: "Katherine McGivern" <> > Reply-To: > Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 14:07:51 -0700 (PDT) > To: Multiple recipients of list <> > Subject: RE: evaluation of 16 mm collection > > Recently, the 16mm collection was eliminated from my library. The evaluation > process began with usage statistics, then faculty favorites which could be > purchased in VHS format. Faculty favorates which could not be purchased were > copied onto VHS with the originals stored. Everything else was removed from > the collection. Most of it was sent to the 16mm Film Prerservation Society in > Florida. > Since we had only 1 working 16mm projector, having the films was becoming > pointless and they take up far too much space. > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Jeffrey W. Pearson [] > Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 4:54 PM > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: evaluation of 16 mm collection > > > 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: > Shapiro Library, Room 2178 > 919 S. University > Ann Arbor MI 48109-1185