With all this talk about who still uses microfilm -- it got me to thinking
(uh-oh!). We do not presently use microfilm very often. We have some old
financial records which are used very infrequently -- kept for historical
purposes -- on microfiche and have a simple manual reader (with no printer).
We have approx 150 boxes of old construction documents in storage. We need
to keep them for as long as we own the buidlings, but they are rarely, if
ever, accessed -- partly because of the hassle of going through the boxes. I
was thinking that these records would be good candidates for microfilming.
The paper won't deteriorate any more than it has and the storage costs would
be reduced to just backup copies of the film. However, I can't guarantee
that there is any rhyme or reason to how they're boxed other than 10 boxes
labeled "SCP Original Construction" or "OTC Original Construction"
1) Would microfilming these records make sense or should I leave well enough
2) What are the pros and cons of using microfilm vs microfiche.
Records Manager - C.J. Segerstrom & Sons
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