James at jdfogg.com
Thu Apr 21 07:21:51 CDT 2005
> > Am I right in thinking that a home flatbed scanner has
> absolutely no
> > hope of providing the resolution needed to scan microfiche?
I used to work for the Terminal Data Corp. We manufactured fiche
cameras, including the one that made the original DEC fiche. We also
manufactured a fiche scanner that output via SCSI to a workstation or
Dataproducts high speed laserprinter. There aren't many dedicated fiche
scanning products made, but the TDC was one of the few.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Library Services had a TDC fiche
scanner in the 1990's (and a couple of TDC cameras). It was mostly used
for reproducing all the microfiched research and thesis papers, but they
did offer scanning services to the public.
If anyone here has contacts at MIT, or wanted to contact them about
scanning services, you might find that they still have the ability to
scan fiche and *may* be affordable.
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