Why We Are Considering Digitizing Microfilm

As our county’s historian and curator of our museum, I have to be mindful of how to preserve our museum collection of materials. We have a collection of letters and writings from the original settlers and founders of our county. The print was reproduced into microfilm decades ago. However, this microfilm is showing signs of age. We fear that the microfilm format is not sustainable due to its rate of deterioration. So, I have been talking to our museum director about digitizing microfilm in order to preserve the content in our microfilm collection. This may be our only viable option.

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