Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Big News in the Heritage Room and Archives Patrons now have access to a new micro form machine for their research pursuits. Through a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) grant administered by the Alabama Public Library Service, there is a modern ScanPro800 micro form machine to handle processing of microfilm or fiche copies. From the web site ~ 'Built for public use applications. Easy to use software. Combination carriers for all microform applications. Optical/Digital zoom range 7x to 54x. Works with all microfilm types. Scan to print, scan to a flash drive or hard drive in less than a second. Tool tips and on-screen help for all controls.' - E-ImageData No longer will hard copies (paper) be necessary with the added feature of downloading to a flash drive! Come by when/if you're in the area and 'test drive' the new model! Another recent accomplishment came with the help of A Special Projects Grant from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). This grant was awarded to the Huntsville Library Foundation for the digitization of selected local history records in the Huntsville Madison County Public Library. The grant was matched by a $4,000 contribution from the local Hunt’s Spring DAR Chapter as part of a generous bequest received from a member who was a long-time volunteer at a branch of the Library. The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is grateful to the Hunt’s Spring chapter of the NSDAR for their contribution in helping make these historical records available to the public on the HMCPL Digital Archives. Researchers can now take advantage of these newest additions to the library's services by either visiting the Heritage Room on the 3rd floor of the Main Library, or, go online to: ( to view the newly created digital images.

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