March 9, 2011 —
Visitors researching the local history and genealogy collections of the Springfield-Greene County Library District will be able to streamline their work with the use of a new film viewer and multi-media scanner.
The ST ViewScan digital film viewer/scanner and companion multi-media scanner was purchased through a $7,983 grant supported by the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library. The library district provided $2,662 in matching funds.
The equipment, housed in the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., offers the newest technology for improving access to local history materials in a variety of formats.
Service to patrons will be improved in many ways:
The equipment will also make it possible to digitize the library’s in-house collections on microfilm or collections from partnering institutions.
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