Microfilm Conversion Machines
Reading, Scanning, and Printing Microfilms and Microfiche
The Woodruff Library features a new Scan Pro 2000 microfilm machine that eases the process of scanning, editing, and reading microfilm and microfiche. Users can print (to any of the Learning Commons printers), e-mail or save microfilm pages to the Desktop or their own media. Those working with full reels of film can auto-scan entire reels to create a PDF copy for personal use.
In addition to faster, automated scanning, the machine provides tools to enhance difficult-to-read film. Among its features are built-in optical zoom lenses that range in magnification (7x-54x and 7x-105x). It also has on-screen search features, and can convert a microfilm image into a searchable PDF.
Scan Pro 2000 is located on the Level 1 of the library in the microfilm area. It is available during library open hours; however, we ask that during working hours (8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M) patrons sign-up for half-hour to two hour blocks of time on a sign-up sheet next to the machine. After hours, no sign-up is required.
Additionally, there are 5 older Minolta MS6000 microfilm conversion workstations on Level 1. You can read and print from microfilms and microfiche at any of these workstations.
The Minolta workstations are also configured to scan directly to a computer. You can scan and save your files in a PDF format to a USB drive, CD/DVD, or email the scans to yourself (provided the file is not too big). Members of the Emory University Community can log into these scanning workstations with their Emory Net ID and password. Visitors can log in using a User ID and password that is provided in the instruction guide at these workstations.
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this equipment is liable for any copyright infringement.