Re: [Videolib] Future of microfilm

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<DIV>Becky--Strickly off-list--I have occasional questions from our libraries about what sort of reader printers to purchase and I would be very interested in the make/model information on the reader printers that you have chosen.&nbsp; Do they have repair warranties?&nbsp; That is an especially tricky issue as our old machines age and die and no one will even try to service them .&nbsp;</DIV>
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<DIV>Thanks in advance, <BR><BR><BR>-----Original Message----- <BR>From: "Tatar, Becky" <BLTATA@AURORA.LIB.IL.US><BR>Sent: Oct 10, 2005 8:44 AM <BR>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu <BR>Subject: [Videolib] Future of microfilm <BR><BR></DIV><ZZZHTML><ZZZHEAD><ZZZMETA CONTENT="text/html; charset=us-ascii" HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type"><ZZZMETA CONTENT="MS Exchange Server version 6.5.7226.0" NAME="Generator"></ZZZHEAD><ZZZBODY><ZZZ!-- -- format rtf text from Converted>
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<P><FONT face=Arial size=2>A little bit away from video.&nbsp; We need to purchase some new microfilm reader printers and do have the equipment chosen.&nbsp; However, now our director would like information on the future of microfilm since everything is going digital.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; The article actually had someone holding up a cunieform tablet saying that the tablet would last longer than digitization.&nbsp; Does this sound familiar to anyone?&nbsp; These reader printers we want are state of the art - clear and clean up fuzzy and faint film, and more.&nbsp; Thanks in advance.</FONT></P>
<P><FONT face=Arial>Becky Tatar</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>Periodicals/Audiovisuals</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>Aurora Public Library</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>1 E. Benton Street</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>Aurora, IL&nbsp;&nbsp; 60505</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>Phone: 630-264-4100</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>FAX: 630-896-3209</FONT> <BR><FONT face=Arial>bltata@aurora.lib.il.us</FONT> <BR><A href="file://www.aurora.lib.il.us"><U><FONT face=Arial color=#0000ff>www.aurora.lib.il.us</FONT></U></A> </P>
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Barbara Rhodes
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Northeast Texas Library System</PRE>