Reading or converting microfilm
December 18, 2009 5:10 PM Subscribe
What is the best way to read your own microfilm or have it converted (inexpensively) to a more accessible digital format?
posted by maud to Technology (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I recently discovered that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History maintains a microfilm collection of my great-great aunt's newspaper articles
. Initially I requested copies but was told that the documents are too voluminous and in spotty condition, and that my only option is to purchase copies of the two rolls of microfilm.
I'm in the process of doing that now. Once I receive them, is there a place I can go (I live in New York City) to read through the materials and obtain print-outs of the articles I'm most interested in? Or is my only real option to pay for conversion to a digital format?
If conversion is the best option, does anyone know a reliable place that's not too expensive?