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Subject: Microfiche storage

Microfiche storage

From: Erich Kesse <erikess>
Date: Friday, February 15, 1991
I trust posting will be okay?

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    Date: 13 Feb 91
    Sender:  "AUTOCAT: Library cataloging and authorities discussion group"
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    From:    Terry Smith <TSMITH [at] OREGON__BITNET>
    Subject: Microfiche storage

    We have been looking for months for a satisfactory answer to this
    question, so I'm posting it here in the hope that some other
    cataloger has dealt with it. The question is, Is there any accepted
    standard for storing a working microfiche collection? It seems clear
    that preservation film needs to be stored in individual envelopes.
    But several years ago the ERIC documents started arriving without
    individual envelopes and the supplier maintains that they are not

    Our Microforms Dept. loves the idea of fewer envelopes because it
    increases storage capacity considerably, but our
    Processing/Preservation Dept. doesn't want to abandon envelopes and
    find the collection seriously deteriorated in twenty years.

    Any helpful comments, references, etc.? Thanks.

    Terry Smith                     Bitnet: tsmith@oregon
    AV Cataloger                    Internet:tsmith [at] oregon__uoregon__edu
    Univ. of Oregon Library         (503) 346-3064
    Eugene, Or. 97403               Fax: (503) 346-3094

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