An investigation reported in 1960 into the comparative differences between microfilm and bound periodical volumes at Colby Junior College (New London, New Hampshire) and Abraham Baldwin College (Tifton, Georgia) showed thatthe comparative costs of microform storage and use were less than those for bound journals even when initial costs of storage cabinets and readers were factored in. The cost of storing 725 bound volumes was computed at 40.5 square feet at $11.00 per square foot building costs plus $175 for 9 feet of standard shelving ($620.50), compared to building costs for 8.87 square feet plus $500.00 for a storage cabinet and reader for microfilm ($597.57).                 (Source)

Dr. David Kohl

 "Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."

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