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From Paper To Film: Microfilming and USNP at UIUC

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Digitized newspapers are an invaluable resource for searching local history and genealogy. Today’s digital newspaper collections owe much of their content to microfilm produced for the U.S. Newspaper Program (USNP) from 1982 to 2011. But what role does microfilm play in the preservation efforts of a modern library? In this webinar, guest presenter William Schlaack, digital reformatting coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, shares how microfilm fits into the University Library’s preservation program. He explains why and how UIUC continues to expand its microfilm collections, presents an overview of the microfilming process, and discusses considerations to ensure that your microfilm collections are ready to digitize.

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