Are there any digitized films that have not yet been put online?
I am only referring to material which FamilySearch has permission to publish, albeit they might have restricted access.
The article at https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/what-are-notes-or-film-digital-notes-in-the-catalog says:
Film reel (icon) indicates that FamilySearch has a physical version of the material—a microfilm or microfiche. The record custodian denies user access to the digital images.
There does not appear to be an icon to represent digitized films that could be put online, but FamilySearch just hasn't got round to doing this as yet.
The Catalog is locked, adding a further complication to this issue, at present. So, a supplementary question: Is digitized material added since the locking of the Catalog only available via the "Images" section?
Hi Paul, how are you? Maybe this answers her query. One or a few items with only film reel icons - Sometimes you see a catalog entry where many movies have camera icons, but one or some only have film reel icons. Usually the film number shows an item number. If any item in a movie has restrictions, FamilySearch must restrict all items. Parts of the digitized film have custody restrictions. We cannot make any part available.0
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Thank you for your response, but I believe only a FamilySearch employee with detailed knowledge of digitizing processes will be able to answer this. I was hoping a moderator might pass this on the the appropriate department, so I (and other users) could be made aware of how the status of films (digitized but not yet ready for publication) is indicated.
The Help article implies all items with the "wheel" icon contain restricted material, so will not be available for viewing in the foreseeable future. To clarify, my question relates to how we identify digitized films that almost certainly are due to appear online in the near future.
Perhaps these do have a camera icon alongside, and a message subsequently appears to show: "Not available for viewing at this present time". I'm not asking whether the film will be available, say, next week or in a month or two, just whether it has unrestricted status and will be released at some point.0
@Paul W Estimado, a veces estas digitalizaciones aunque no aparecen en Familysearch, porque no se ve nada.. Se pueden encontrar en los Centros de Historia Familiar .
De todos modos le comparto un link para poder acceder a una cita virtual.
(Just to hopefully add some clarity)
Q: Are there any digitized films that have not yet been put online?
Short answer: Yes
Longer answer (but still doesn't answer anything specific other than short answer):
As the following Community thread indicates - microfische format has not been digitized yet - so is indicated by the microfilm/reel icon - format not yet digitized - but is planned over the next few years):
Q: Is digitized material added since the locking of the Catalog only available via the "Images" section?
Your supplementary question comes into play immediately - because obviously FamilySearch IS adding tons of images in Search> Images (View the most recently added images) which is different than the most recently published collections (which can be viewed via Search>Records>BROWSE ALL COLLECTIONS - then sort for 'Last Updated'). Take the currently most recent published collection listed for example: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/4016424 (no icon or status but yet is the most recently published).
Therefore as to your question - yes by implication of these 'facts' - there obviously are images/collections for which FamilySearch could/IS producing images/published collections which are not represented by specific status icon in the current Catalog (it being in a 'locked' status).
All of this foreshadows(?) hopefully complete Catalog status/icons in the forthcoming new platform Catalog. To answer your question further would imply a more detailed knowledge of all record custodian contracts for forthcoming published collections - something few people at FamilySearch even (or perhaps none with a complete knowledge considering how extensive images/collections are) - may have. Thus I fear an accurate answer to your question probably will not be forthcoming.
Side Comment: lauramarielalopez1 - see an example where not answering in the language of the questioner may produce answers where something is lost in the interpretation (?a virtual consultation for this question?)0