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New technology helps researchers of history

Bullion Plaza Museum ExecutiveTom Foster tests out the new digital scanner which was purchased with the help of a $15,000 grant from FreePort Mac Moran, private donations and in-kind matches.  The scanner offers the latest technology in this type of equipment and will read both microfish and reels. It has text recognition, and will scan and print two sides.  This is one of the few in the State, since so many other places like libraries and museums still have older equipment which is doing the job, there’s been no need to change out equipment.

Here in Globe-Miami, the scanner at the SilverBelt (who has 100 years of newspaper editions on microfish reels) is broken, and the one at the county doesn’t always work.

This new scanner will be a God-send for anyone doing research.

Bullion Plaza Museum ExecutiveTom Foster tests out the new digital scanner which was purchased with the help of a $15,000 grant from FreePort Mac Moran, private donations and in-kind matches.  The scanner offers the latest technology in this type of equipment and will read both microfish and reels. It has text recognition, and will scan and print two sides.  This is one of the few in the State, since so many other places like libraries and museums still have older equipment which is doing the job, there’s been no need to change out equipment.

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Writer, photographer. Passionate foodie, lover of good books and storytelling. Lives in Globe. Plays in the historic district. Travels when possible.

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