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February 21, 2007

Video Transfer Station

The UMC Library circulates a Sony Digital Video camera. This camera uses Digital 8 tapes which can not be viewed in a VCR without an adaptor. The transfer station consists of a Sony DVR/VCR with a small LCD television. The digital video camera can be connected ot the DVR/VCR and the small digital tape can be transferred to either a DVD or a standard VCR tape. This permits easy home use of the video. This unit is located on the second floor of the UMC Library in the Student Technology area. Instructions on use are posted next to the unit. The remote controls needed to operate the unit are available for check out at the Circulation Desk at the library. Image of the transfer station

Highspeed Scanner - Podcasting Kit

Highspeed Document Scanner

The UMC Library has purchased and installed a 20 page per minute two sided scanner for scanning long documents into .pdf format. This scanner can make short work of scanning longer documents, everything from handouts from class that you would rather have in digital format to personal documents like estate planning documents and other legal documents. The software with the scanner does a reasonable job of OCR (optical character recognition) so the scanned documents are able to be searched.

Podcasting Kit

This scanner is located on the first floor of the library. Basic instructions on operation are in a display next to the machine. Image of scanner