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Re: Digital Microform Readers Deb Dickson 25 Jul 2001 18:34 UTC

 We have an ImageMouse from Datagrafix that I would not recommend for
anything -- not even for a paperweight. The item is expensive, the software
is unwieldy and not public-friendly (takes a bit of training to figure out)
and the zoom function is not as strong as it could be. Also, it is not
powerful enough to read some of the earlier microfiche (that had smaller
images) and ultrafiche is not readible either. Printing it out to a laser
printer is expensive as well -- and patrons might not be happy with the
quality of the prints.

 Good luck in your search. Our ImageMouse was an expensive fiasco... We
ordered it, tried to use it and had no real luck. The public ignored it when
we put it on a public workstation -- and the extra mouse near the computer
just added confusion for patrons that wanted to use the computer for other

Deb Dickson
Serials Associate

Reinert Alumni Memorial Library
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 10:26 AM
Subject: Digital Microform Readers

All long the same lines as yesterday's discussion- has anyone tried the
Image Mouse from Brodart?  We are looking for a Microfilm/fiche machine
that is PC comparable with digital imaging.  If anyone has any information
we would greatly appreciate it.

Leah McCracken

Serials Coordinator
Carl B. Ylvisaker Library
Concordia College
901 8 Street South
Moorhead MN 56562
(218) 299-4252