We recently found the following urgent calls for help while processing a 16mm film collection. The collection contains many educational and instructional films. One can only hope the cards reached sympathetic librarians and classroom teachers, and not distracted AV kids (you know who you are!)
Based on the good condition of these films, it looks like the caretakers heeded the advice and treated each print with the TLC they deserved.
This was by far the most frequent form uncovered in this collection.
Many of the forms contained blank fields for both librarians and film inspectors. Often, the tasks of collection development, care, and screenings, were performed by one person, who may or may not have been trained to handle film.
Collective “weeding” and collection management.
We must admit: not all the films arrived without a fair share of tape splices.
Sometimes, you have to be explicit!
Note the enthusiastic question marks!!!! Below: the pink card in question.
Yes — the film “reels” do look just like hamburgers.
Check out the progression from hand-penned to sleek computer graphics on this form.
More on collective management of the film collections.