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Microform Center Welcomes You: Saving Microform Copies

Overview of Microform Center collection and contact information

Using Maag's Scanpro 300 Microform Reader Printer

Digital Microform Copier Available  in Maag Microform Center
Think green! Our ScanPro 3000 digital microform reader/printer is a superior machine to save microform images of a newspaper or journal  article to a disk, jump drive, or a pdf file to e-mail it to yourself. The ScanPro 3000 features include:
Traditional printing is also available. The ScanPro 3000  can be utilized with self service or with staff assistance. The one million items in  the Microform Center can be accessed in this manner.  Stop by the Microform librarian office or service desk if you need assistance or a demonstration.  General directions follow below.
Maag's  ScanPro 3000  Microform Reader Printer
                                                                   Scanning a microform image to our PC.
  1. Determine what type of film/fiche you have.


  1. When you determine what type of film/fiche you have to place it in the machine, for film and fiche they differ.
    1. For film, pull out the tray all the way and once you do that a little info graphic will pop up and show how to thread the film properly.
    2. For fiche, you simply pull out the tray and place it between the two glass panels. You might have to flip if it is the wrong way.


  1. Once you have it all loaded it is time to use the machine. There are four categories to choose from. Setup has been done, so you only have to consider settings for  home, adjust, and output.


  1. Home houses all your basic functions that you will most likely use the most and that includes things such as print, scan to drive or USB, auto-adjust, but there are two useful options within the home setting.
    1. The first one is magnifier, which brings up a little blue dashed box and a different window will appear with an enlarged view with whatever is in the blue dashed box.
    2. The second really great feature is the spot-EDIT™, with spot edit you can black out or white out sections of the film.


  1. In the adjust bar it has all you basic adjusting needs to make the film as clear as possible for you to read.


  1. Output is the last option you will need to use. Here you can print, save to your own usb jump drive, or to the desktop to mail the file to yourself.  For multiple pages  The function that is most useful is the OCR PDF Multi-Page button as it allows you to scan multiple pages and puts them all in one PDF file.


  1. When finished with your scanning you have to remove the film and fiche.
    1. For the fiche, just pull out the tray and place the fiche in the basket next to the computer.
    2. For film, pull out the tray and the option to rewind with pop up on the film control. Click the rewind button twice and it will rewind for you, after that put the film reel back in its book and place it in the basket next to the computer.


  1. Anytime you are unsure, feel free to ask for assistance.    Enjoy your research!


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Bob Ault
Maag Library Level 3 Microform Center
Room 353

It Doesn't Take a Genius... but

Ash and Smoke: The Holocaust in Salonika

Purchase a YSU Documentary to Benefit Scholarship

Now Available For Purchase!

A joint effort of YSU’s Maag Library, History Department and the Department of Media & Academic Computing, this one hour documentary was broadcast by Public Television’s  Western Reserve Public Media  during the 2011-12 season and will will be rebroadcast in 2013. It will also premiere on WGTE in Toledo. Here is a preview.

This Jambar article discussed the creation of the program. It was featured at the Youngstown Area 2012 Jewish Film Festival and all proceeds from purchased copies  will go to Dr. Friedman's Scholarship fund for history students studying the Holocaust.

According to the records of the Greek government, 56,500 Jewish citizens lived in the city of Salonika on the eve of the Holocaust.   By December 1944 only three remained.  This is their story–and by extension–it is the story of the Jews of Greece.

Copies are only $10.  

The order form is below and can be mailed to:

                                                                  Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies

                                                                        Youngstown State University

                                                                        Youngstown, OH 44555 

Questions can be directed to the Center at  330-941-1604 or

Ash and Smoke  may also be borrowed from the Maag Library's MultiMedia Center, Call number  DVD 0432.

Ash and Smoke order form