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Kendallville Public Library Purchases New Microfilm Reader with LSTA Grant

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Tronitech

Kendallville Public Library Purchases New Microfilm Reader with LSTA Grant

Kendallville, IN – The Kendallville Public Library recently received a $10,000 grant to purchase a new microfilm reader for the Russell Frehse Genealogy Room. This new equipment, called the U-Scan +, replaces an older model that is no longer being serviced or manufactured. The U-Scan + offers a crisper digital image, important to researchers.

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“It’s the latest model of scanners on the market,” said Adult Services Manager Mindy Patterson. “With the U-Scan +, it’s easy to load the film, and items can be digitized and saved in a variety of formats using the touch PC. In addition to microfilm, it scans microfiche, cards, ApCards, 35mm film strips, color slides and more.”

QuickStart touchscreen controls, easy movement of the film and the ability to simply frame and crop images make it user friendly, said Patterson.

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Its mission is to grow and sustain a “Nation of Learners” because life-long learning is essential to a democratic society and individual success. Through its grant making, convenings, research and publications, the Institute empowers museums and libraries nationwide to provide leadership and services to enhance learning in families and communities, sustain cultural heritage, build twenty-first-century skills, and increase civic participation.

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About The Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

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