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Microforms Collections in F.W. Crumb Library

Crumb Library houses a variety of primary materials collections in microforms. This guide will describe our collections, outline how to find and use them as well as the resources you use to determine the content of the collections.

Formats

Match the format of your item to the available equipment.  For scanning and saving, prefer use of the ST ViewScans.

  • Microfilm = reels
  • Microfiche = flat, film cards
  • Ultrafiche = flat, film cards - very small
  • Microcard = flat, white cardboard

 

Microfilm

Use the machine with a reel carrier

Image result for microfilm reel

 

Microfiche and Microcards

Use the machine with the reel carrier but open the glass plates to insert the card

Use the switch on the lower right to select format type

Ultrafiche

Use the ST Viewscan without the film carrier

 

Need help with equipment?

Ask at the Technology or Research Help Desks by the stairs for assistance.

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Crumb Library: 315-267-2485
Crane Library: 315-267-2451

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