Re: 3/4"-Umatic and 16mm Film Replacements

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 11:58:50 -0500 (EST)

Judy: I think you are justified in these transfers. I have done it the
same thing, but not as systematically. I wish I had, however; in the past
few months I have lost some extremely valuable last copies that I didn't
transfer to VHS in time.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries

On Tue, 10 Feb 1998, Judy Jones wrote:

> I am in the process of compiling a extensive list of dying or dead
> 3/4"-Umatic videos and 16mm films, dated 1960s, 70s, 80s, which are
> still faculty favorites and need replacement. I have searched the
> traditional tools such as Video Source Book and First Search
> (WorldCat). My guess is that I will be getting down to a hard core
> list of about 50-75 titles that appear to be "out-of-print" or
> out-of-distribution.
> Some of these titles might make it one more pass through the
> equipment for a transfer to 1/2"vhs. If I try all known sources and
> I also post these titles on this list in one last attempt to find a
> current distributor, hypothetically, would that be sufficient to
> justify making a 1/2"vhs copy for our shelves and destroying the old
> copy?
> Eagerly await your thoughts.