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Subject: Microfilm preparation

Microfilm preparation

From: Heather Brown <heatherb>
Date: Thursday, January 22, 1998
Our organisation currently follows an historical procedure of
manually stamping individual pages of newspapers volumes before they
are filmed. This has the advantage of providing a frame count prior
to filming which can then be used  by the filmer to cross check with
the total number of exposures. It also facilitates the quick
identification of missing pages/frames during visual quality
inspection. However the procedure takes time and also has long term
potential for repetition injury if occupational health and safety
guidelines are not put into practice.

I would be interested to hear from staff in organisations which have
alternative procedures for preparing documents for microfilming. In
addition to more general comments about preparation procedures,  I
am also interested in hearing from organisations which have
alternative systems for numbering prior to filming (eg electric
stampers) which do not damage the originals.

Heather Brown
Coordinator, Image Services
State Library of South Australia
Box 419 GPO
Adelaide 5001
Australia
+61 8 82077317
Fax: +61 8 82077274

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