Microfilm Digitization: What's the Better Machine?
October 7, 2011 12:37 PM Subscribe
Librarians, Record Keepers, Microfilm Users: I have a big digitization project coming up and I'm wondering if you have a preferred microfilm scanning machine.
posted by sleepy pete to Technology (4 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working for a company that needs to digitize approximately 1200 rolls of microfilm (16mm, will use a PC running Windows 7). I've found the ST Viewscan [PDF]
and the ScanPro 2000
come closest to what I think we'll need. Do you have experience with these machines? Are there better machines for this job? How do they hold up when scanning so much microfilm? Are there major differences in the software?
Also, since my boss asked me and I don't know, is it possible for scanning software to pick up the index that's already on the film? No, I'm not really sure why it would matter, but now I'm curious.