Microfilm and other microforms are shelved in a closed area and must be retrieved by staff.
Parts of the scanner:
Types of microfilm:
Negative Microfiche Positive Microfiche
Loading the microfilm:
To load a microfilm, pull the bottom handle outwards until the glass slate opens to about a 45-degree angle. Then, the diagram shown below should appear on the screen, displaying the proper way to load a film reel. ***Note – all film rotation is CLOCKWISE***
To load a microfiche, simply place the film onto the lifted glass slate. Once any of the types of microfilm are loaded properly, push the handle back under the lens to close the class. Gently use the handle to slowly position the glass until an image is shown on the monitor.
Use the Motorized Roll Film Control section of the software (as shown below) to advance or rewind the film between images.
*** Please be sure to use the handle to pull forward and open the glass slate when using functions B and C ***
Use the handle to slowly move the glass tray in the desire direction to view each page or image.
Automatic Film Movement – Clicking the forward or back arrows allows for the user to move to the next image or page. (Please note: this function may not always precisely move exactly one page.)
Film Type – This allows for the user to switch between negative and positive film formats.
Zoom – Use AZ to auto-zoom or click and hold + or – to manually zoom in or out.
Magnifier – Click the button to open the window. Click the blue arrow to choose the desired magnification.
Rotate 90º – Click to rotate an image 90 degrees left or right.
Film Orientation – Click to rotate the camera orientation 90 degrees left or right to match the orientation of the image.
Auto Adjust – Click to allow the software to automatically straighten, crop, adjust contrast and brightness of the image. To manually crop, click and hold the green frame to manually adjust the image.
Brightness and Contrast – Use the up and down arrow buttons to manually adjust the brightness and contrast.
Manual Straighten – Click the – or + buttons to manually straighten or re-orient the image.
Mirror – Click to reverse or flip the image.
Focus – The software automatically defaults to Auto Focus mode, but manually adjustments can be made using the – and + buttons.
Scan USB – Click to scan to drive #2 (your USB or flash drive).
Scan Mode – Click to choose between Enhanced Grayscale (recommended), Grayscale, or Black & White.
Scan Resolution – Click the arrow to select the image resolution. 300 DPI is the recommended resolution.
Scan Size – Click the up or down arrows to change the image size (the dimensions should be shown on the Crop Box). Click the AS button to auto adjust the image to paper size (normal mode).
Scanning and Saving to a USB or Flash Drive
FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES, PLEASE SEEK ASSISTANCE AT THE COPY ROOM SERVICE WINDOW IN ROOM 103.
You may also view the additional video tutorial created by the Brigham Young University Family History Library.