Oscars: Microfilm

This workroom is where staff microfilm the newspaper clippings. Linda concedes that it may seem conservative- even anachronistic, but points to the undeniable reliability of the format. The Silver calcite film used in the process, when stored correctly, provides hundreds of years of reliable archive time.
Digital storage systems have proved less than reliable, and the library is wary of throwing everything into a format that may yet prove prone to glitches and regular obsolescence.
The Margaret Herrick Library employs the old and the new. Belt AND suspenders for their precious cultural loot. Microfilm for posterity; digital for access. They also keep the original material vaulted away so they are covered, thrice, in case of disaster. And are assured they can get the material onto any super future format that comes along.