The Family History Library is an organization out of Salt Lake City, housing the largest collection of familial and genealogical records in the world. They offer free genealogical counseling to help families connect with ancestors and lost relatives. The Library houses over 1.4 million rolls of microfilm records on retainer, as well as ScanPro microfilm conversion scanners to process and convert selected microfilm. With their large collection of ScanPro scanners, patrons can easily access and convert unprocessed records.
Video tour of the new workstations at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As of January 2020, The Family History Library implemented 65 ScanPros within their workstations. Through the integration of the ScanPro, they have been able to drastically alter the way their microfilm viewing area functions. The ScanPros have been integrated with the desktop computers, displaying the film images on the PC monitor on hand, maximizing the number of visitors they can handle. Additionally, they have been able to remove large, obstructive standing microfilm scanners and substitute small computer desks with a tabletop ScanPro. This has allowed the Library to create an open, well-lit area capable of handling large flows of visitors.
ScanPro microfilm scanners allow you to efficiently digitize and compile microfilm images into readable information repositories. Pairing the ScanPro unit with its complementary software allows you to automate scanning, adjust scanning functions, and utilize optical character recognition (OCR)--exporting digital documents that are keyword-searchable. In addition to conversion capabilities, ScanPros also offers editing and touch-up software, allowing you to correct any image inconsistencies post-scan. The clarity of viewing the film images on the ScanPro, wide zoom ranges and exceptional image quality make it easier for patrons to perform research on the microfilm.
PowerScan, the software included with the ScanPro microfilm scanners, reduces the learning curve for both occasional and first-time users. An on-screen help menu is available at your fingertips that provides details on how to use any button control.
ScanPro has exceptional features like continual image focus, wide range optical zoom, automatic film scanning, library quiet operation, and low power usage. It is not unusual to find a ScanPro that has made millions of scans and is working just like new.
Heavy gauge steel is used throughout the microfilm scanner and all moving parts use steel ball bearings for smooth operation. Best combination microfilm and microfiche carriers in the industry.
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