Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Microfilm is one of life’s great evils

The title is a line from John Grenham's latest Irish Roots column published as How not to run screaming from the microfilm room.
He's exaggerating slightly. Yet many of us share that detest while being grateful for the documentary resource images that wouldn't have survived if we'd relied on the original hardcopy. Just let's acknowledge microfilm is a technology way past its due date, as are some of the microfilm readers still at Library and Archives Canada -- another candidate for transfer to the Canadian Museum of History.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know people including me, who get nauseated. (motion sick) using microfilm readers