2012-11-08 / Community

Library purchases new scan machine


Library Advisory Committee Member Arthur Souter is shown using the Manistique School and Public Library’s new ST ViewScan Microfilm machine. Souter will be a working with the library to provide genealogy workshops in the near future. 
Courtesy photo Library Advisory Committee Member Arthur Souter is shown using the Manistique School and Public Library’s new ST ViewScan Microfilm machine. Souter will be a working with the library to provide genealogy workshops in the near future. Courtesy photo MANISTIQUE – The Manistique School and Public library has purchased a new microfilm machine using funds from the recently passed public library millage. The new ST View Scan Microfilm/ Microfiche computer will allow the library to microfilm the local newspaper, among other items.

Currently, the library has microfilm of newspapers dating back to 1883, beginning with the Schoolcraft Pioneer.

Some features of the new microfilm machine include high-quality imaging with no pixilation while redrawing pages, fast browsing with optical zoom, fast capture speed at 300 dpi or more in less than a second, optical character recognition scanning to allow for searchable text, enhanced viewing, and the ability to email or save scanned images or print on library laser printers.

The public has free access to the machine. The library is located in the Manistique Middle/High School at 100 N Cedar Street, with a public entrance off the main parking lot.

Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call (906) 341-4316 for more information.

Return to top

Poll

Do you agree with the Schoolcraft County Board of Commissioner's decision not to support the DNR land acquisition in Hiawatha Township?