Newspapers and the Persisting Usefulness of Microfilm: A Matter of Context


Microform collections have become less utilized in recent decades. Specifically, the use of newspapers on microfilm has become seemingly superfluous as more and more newspapers become available electronically. This study examines graduate student opinions of and experiences with newspaper resources on microfilm to illustrate its perception among some academic library users. It also examines published opinions from researchers on the benefits of accessing newspapers on microfilm. Through an understanding of these benefits, libraries can weigh them against microforms’ physical footprint when making decisions about the fate of these collections.

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Music Reference Services Quarterly