Library today: retro research the modern way

Library today: retro research the modern way

UST students, faculty and staff attempting to read an article on JFK's assassination in the print version of LIFE magazine in the O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center (OSF) periodicals collection may have noticed some gaping holes, i.e., missing pages, in them.

Others trying to use microfilm reels of Rolling Stone to read reviews of Bob Dylan's early albums may have had difficulty reading the deteriorating film. In an effort to improve access to these two significant publications of U.S. popular culture, UST Libraries recently purchased microfilm versions of LIFE (1960-1969) and Rolling Stone (1967-1978).

To provide greater flexibility on how information from our microfilm collection can be used by researchers, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center recently upgraded its digital scanner in the OSF Microforms Room. The ST200X can now capture high-quality digital images from microfilm, microfiche and microcards.

In addition to being able to print scans to paper, the images can be saved directly to your personal drive (MyStorage) or downloaded onto a number of storage devices, e.g., flash drives, CDs, SD cards, for use on Web sites or PowerPoint presentations.

E-mail Dani Roach in the OSF Library Center Periodicals Department for more information.

The UST Department of Special Collections also upgraded its microfilm reader/printer recently. The technology of its new Canon 300II microfilm scanner provides clearer reading and printing capabilities for use with UST archives, rare books and special materials.

This is National Library Week!

Check out the remaining National Library Week activities (book sale, trivia contest, etc.) at UST this week.