Library News

New Microfilm Scanner

by Children's Librarian 1 | August 17, 2016 at 11:08 AM

image of ScanPro 3000 microfilm scannerThe Acton Memorial Library now owns a digital microfilm reader/printer/scanner.  Users can save high resolution images from microfilm to a USB drive in a variety of electronic formats, including JPEG, TIFF and searchable PDF. Users can also send high resolution images to a connected laser printer, or simply use the machine to browse and read clear images from microfilm on the attached computer monitor.

The scanner has advanced features such as automatic film scanning, auto scan positioning, optical rotation, zoom magnification, automatic image adjustment, automatic focusing, spot editing, and the ability to clip articles in different shapes.

The digital scanner will be useful to those using newspapers and local history documents that are available in the library only on 35 mm microfilm, and it can also accommodate other microforms such as 16mm film and microfiche.

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