Re: [Videolib] Future of microfilm

Gary P. Ross (gpross@lane.k12.or.us)
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 11:15:39 -0700

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While I do not have a solid answer to your question, I can tell you that we=
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have been told by our state that no electronic format meets the longevity=20
criteria for our records that must be kept for 75 years or longer,=20
including student transcripts. Film/fiche and boxed storage are our only=20
options.

So.. like everything else, it probably depends on your intended use/need.

>Hello, all.
>
>A little bit away from video. We need to purchase some new microfilm=20
>reader printers and do have the equipment chosen. However, now our=20
>director would like information on the future of microfilm since=20
>everything is going digital. Our ASD head remembers seeing something=20
>online, possibly in a British source that said microfilm is going to be=20
>around for a long time, long after the digital material has=20
>deteriorated. The article actually had someone holding up a cunieform=20
>tablet saying that the tablet would last longer than digitization. Does=20
>this sound familiar to anyone? These reader printers we want are state of=
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>the art - clear and clean up fuzzy and faint film, and more. Thanks in=20
>advance.
>
>Becky Tatar
>Periodicals/Audiovisuals
>Aurora Public Library
>1 E. Benton Street
>Aurora, IL 60505
>Phone: 630-264-4100
>FAX: 630-896-3209
>bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
><file://www.aurora.lib.il.us>www.aurora.lib.il.us

Gary P. Ross mailto:gpross@lane.k12.or.us
Media Manager
Lane Education Service District
541.461.8235 =95 fax 461.8298

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While I do not have a solid answer to your question, I can tell you that we have been told by our state that no electronic format meets the longevity criteria for our records that must be kept for 75 years or longer, including student transcripts.  Film/fiche and boxed storage are our only options.  

So.. like everything else, it probably depends on your intended use/need.

Hello, all.

A little bit away from video.  We need to purchase some new microfilm reader printers and do have the equipment chosen.  However, now our director would like information on the future of microfilm since everything is going digital.  Our ASD head remembers seeing something online, possibly in a British source that said microfilm is going to be around for a long time, long after the digital material has deteriorated.  The article actually had someone holding up a cunieform tablet saying that the tablet would last longer than digitization.  Does this sound familiar to anyone?  These reader printers we want are state of the art - clear and clean up fuzzy and faint film, and more.  Thanks in advance.

Becky Tatar
Periodicals/Audiovisuals
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL   60505
Phone: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
www.aurora.lib.il.us

Gary P. Ross    mailto:gpross@lane.k12.or.us
Media Manager
Lane Education Service District
541.461.8235 =95 fax 461.8298

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