New in the library: New microform scanner lets you upload, print images
Have you ever wished that you could enhance your class presentation by including a historical image you found in a microfilm edition of an old newspaper or book?
O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library recently purchased a new piece of equipment that allows you to do just that and more. The ST2000 Digital Microform Viewer/Scanner system, located in the second-floor Microforms Room, can be used by faculty, staff and students to scan, edit, print and save in digital form images from the libraries’ extensive collection of microfilm and micro-opaque cards. Content scanned using this system can be uploaded easily to a faculty member’s course site on Blackboard. And students can use the digital files to enhance course presentations or interactive projects.
The UST Libraries are particularly pleased that this system enhances access to the Evans Early American Imprint Series, a collection that reproduces 36,000 early American publications – virtually every existing book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639 to 1800. Prior to this time, the content of this collection had been read-only with no printing of the content available. See a sample image at: https://www.stthomas.edu/libraries/osf/scan00.pdf.
Printed instructions for using the scanner are available adjacent to the machine. For more information or a personal demonstration of this product, please contact Dani Roach, (651) 962-5408, or Ann Kenne, (651) 962-5461.