New Microformat in the Archives

Two brand new ScanPro 1100 digital microformat readers have been installed in the Archives’ reading room this week. Similar to the ScanPro 2000 that has been available on the second floor of the Van Pelt and Opie Library, the Archives’ new readers have a plethora of features that will enhance users’ research experience.

Some of these features include: a 26 mega pixel camera, automatic scan options, optical character recognition (OCR) software, and automatic and manual image enhancing options. Users will also be able to scan microformat content to USB drives, the Archives printer and to email.

These machines will allow greater accessibility to microformat materials through the readers’ high end features – especially the auto scan and OCR capabilities, which will allow patrons to scan multiple pages of materials to PDF and search for specific words within those PDFs.

Microfilmed materials housed in the Archives include but are not limited to: over 70 newspapers local to the Copper Country, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and local census records.

For more information, feel free to visit the archives, give us a call at 906-487-2505 or send us an email at

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