A microform is a general term for any material that contains a small image or microreproduction of a document. These document images are usually found on film. There are two common film formats: microfilm and microfiche. Microfilm is a roll of film. Microfiche is a flat sheet of film. Since the images are so small, special readers/scanners are used to view the documents. Microforms help to save space. Here at the Asa H. Gordon Library, we use the ScanPro 3000 to view microforms.
Microforms are located on the first floor of the Asa H. Gordon Library. They are located near the current periodicals section in gray file cabinets. There are also located against the bound periodical shelves around the GALILEO computer area.
ScanPro 3000 Workstation
1. Logon to the computer using your Tigerworld credentials.
2. Turn the ScanPro 3000 machine on. The switch is located on the back.
3. On the desktop, click on the icon “PowerScan 3000”. This can also be found on the Start menu.
**If you receive this message, the scanner needs to be turned on.
4. Choose your film type: 35mm Roll Film, Negative Fiche, or Positive Fiche.
5. To load microfilm onto machine:
6. To load microfiche onto the machine.