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NC Room Adds New Microfilm Reader

Posted on 5/9/2012 by Billy King

NC Room Adds New Microfilm Reader

Viewing, scanning and saving images from the North Carolina Room's vast microfilm collection has become even easier with the arrival of the newest version of the ST View Scan microfilm reader/ printer. The NC Room has three traditional reader/printers that do not digitize and one older ST View Scan that does but this new machine makes viewing and scanning full pages of newspapers easier than ever.

Controls for enlarging, focusing, cropping, saving and printing are all computerized and accessible from the screen with a click of the mouse. A dedicated printer provides crisp and clear copies. The microfilm collection includes over 100 years of local and national newspapers as well as county, estate, and marriage records that are valuable when searching for family history.

The NC Room also has many state and federal documents on microfiche which can also be used on all the microfilm reader/printers. When you have a chance, visit the NC Room and try out the newest technology for accessing some our oldest information.