Micro Fiche Library.

Antonio Carlini a.carlini at ntlworld.com
Wed Oct 12 14:46:30 CDT 2016

On 04/10/16 05:49, Rod Smallwood wrote:
> Hi All
>         I have just had a huge DEC Miro Fiche library  given to me.
> It has the portable (weighs a ton) reader with it.
> On trying it out.  I found the results were awful.
> A good clean of the light path and removal of some disintegrating foam 
> improved things no end.
> That left two issues:
>      1.    The reader was for x 42 but the fiches are  x52.
>      2.    The plastic fiche holder consisting of two sheets of stiff 
> and clear plastic connected together at one end is scratched to hell.
Any idea eactly which fiche reader you have? I have one that DEC FS used 
to lug around on site visits.
I'll dig it out tomorrow (if I remember) and make a note of exactly 
which one I have.

I've never noticed an issue with reading the fiche I have - but then 
most of my fiche came with the reader and so
obviously matched up. But I do have some fiche that came to me 
separately (not all DEC fiche, but all DEC-related)
and that all looks good too.

How can you tell whether fiche is intended for 42x or 52x or whatever? 
(I had a quick look at one or two and I couldn't
see anythig obvious ...)

BTW: I did semi-catalogue what I have (i.e. listing the fiche part 
number and the documents contained therein).
Has anyone thought of putting together some sort of registry?


Antonio Carlini
arcarlini at iee.org

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