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Subject: Rescuing microcards

Rescuing microcards

From: Daniel Traister <traister>
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 1996
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    Date: 10 Jul 96
    From: Germaine Warkentin <warkent [at] chass__utoronto__ca>
    To: Multiple recipients of list <exlibris [at] library__berkeley__edu>
    Subject: Rescuing microcards?

    On behalf of Joseph Black, curator at the Centre for Reformation
    and Renaissance Studies, I would like to ask if members of
    ExLibris have any advice about how to turn no-longer-readable
    microcards into microfiche, microfilm, or some other readable
    form.  The Centre has a shoe-box full(probably several hundred)
    microcards of Erasmiana and 19th century works on Erasmus which
    it would like to make available to its users, but the technology
    to read the cards appears no longer to be available, or where it
    is available, has no future. Has anyone any experience with such
    a problem?  Can the cards be turned into fiche or film, and if
    so, who handles such work?  By all means reply to the list if
    the answer is of general interest; otherwise off-list to me at
    the address below.  With thanks for any assistance, Germaine.

    Germaine Warkentin
    warkent [at] chass__utoronto__ca
    English, Victoria College, University of Toronto

Daniel Traister

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