Uncanny--I am also working on this. I am reviewing my 16mm list and checking it thrice. Our films are in a basement compact storage space, which is undergoing renovation for an expanded Archives. Our collection is quite small now, but yet I find it hard to part with these. Yet I feel someone has to do it.
Is there a way to determine which particular films have value? (I worked with collectors when de-accessioning my lp collection). Today I was asked if "Can't Take No More" , available in the Internet Archives, might be valuable because the US Gov. required all the prints to be destroyed. For now I am holding onto all prints of feature films in response to request from faculty, even though we don't have a decent working classroom projector! So this is just a matter of sentimentality I know, since we have them all on DVD or VHS. We would never use a 16mm as back-up! I also know a faculty member who integrates 16mm films into her experimental videos, and have hesitated giving these to her. But I feel I have a responsibility to keep them intact as long as someone has an interest, like David, in actually showing them. Reely random thoughts. Debra ________________________________________ From: videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu [videolib-boun...@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Susan Weber [swe...@langara.bc.ca] Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 7:31 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Videolib] Film archives I'm doing the very same thing, Barb. At least I still have some film fans in town, and I've passed the list to a couple of universities, who are taking about a total of 150 of our films. Some film Depts. want film for practising their editing. That still leaves 4,000 more to find homes. If only 16mm wasn't so heavy, and shipping so costly - I'm not about to ship to Boston or Chicago. Susan On 08/12/2011 2:59 PM, Bergman, Barbara J wrote: I have to do some very extreme weeding of our remaining 16mm films. (Losing their storage space. Space for VHS & DVDs is not effected, fortunately.) Do you have archives or other places you’d suggest I contact, who might want to give some reels a new home? (I’ve sent films to the Chicago Film Archive, Harvard’s, and have a list to go to David in Rhode Island.) Barb Bergman | Media Services & Interlibrary Loan Librarian | Minnesota State University, Mankato | (507) 389-5945 | barbara.berg...@mnsu.edu<mailto:barbara.berg...@mnsu.edu> ________________________________ VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors. -- Susan Weber Media Librarian Library T 604.323.5533 F 604.323.5512 swe...@langara.bc.ca<mailto:susan%20weber%20%3cswe...@langara.bc.ca%3E> Langara.<http://www.langara.bc.ca> 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 2Z6 Please consider the environment before printing. CONFIDENTIALITY: This e-mail may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and delete this email from your system. VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.