Have you wanted to incorporate more primary sources in your research but were discouraged when you learned they were only available in microfilm? Hesitate no longer, Payson Library has acquired a ScanPro 3000 microform machine in order to improve the experience of using both microfilm and microfiche, including ultrafiche. The ScanPro 3000 microfilm scanner features a 26 megapixel camera, making it the highest optical resolution camera with the clearest image.
The ScanPro 3000 uses graphic buttons to provide a tool bar with controls that make working with microfilm and microfiche easy, efficient and fun. These button controls are arranged under tabs to keep the number of buttons to an absolute minimum while still providing access to a range of powerful features, including a magnifier, zoom, auto-adjust, spot-edit, film type, film orientation, brightness and contrast. Images can be saved in a variety of formats, including PDF and TIFF, to a USB drive or to the hard drive for later transfer. More information about the ScanPro 3000 can be found at http://www.e-imagedata.com/ScanPro3000_Overview.html
The Pepperdine University Libraries recently became members of the Center for Research Libraries, widening the scope of research materials available to the Pepperdine community (students, faculty, and staff). CRL owns major microfilm and paper collections of newspapers from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia; and more; these are available to researchers on extended interlibrary loan.
The ScanPro 3000 is located in the Reference Office Suite where you can also find helpful librarians, eager to start you on your journey through the land of microfilmed primary sources, including rarely used materials that are a rich source of potential new avenues of research.