Micro Fiche Library.

jim stephens jwsmail at jwsss.com
Tue Oct 4 00:10:57 CDT 2016

I could scan a fiche in about 10 min with an Epson transparency 
scanner.  I think Al may have an actual digitizer but they are expensive.

As to the fiche reader you got, I've never seen one with a plastic 
carrier.  They always had glass in my case.

On the one I have you can pop out the view screen, and the lens is about 
the size of a small microscope objective.  Mine came with one for fiche, 
and one for aperture cards. The lenses were easy to slide out and swap.

See if you find one for the scale you need for DEC on epay maybe?  I am 
glad you have the magnification value, I've only had ones which were 
multiples of a base size, so 1x, 1.2x etc.

The Epson I mentioned has the XP era driver to allow their software to 
create a template for scanning.  Once you have identified the size of a 
page on the media, I found it easy to just move it to plop over top of 
each of the other images, then could scan the fiche as fast as the 
scanner could run.

It was one of their Precision models which could do 5.7 transparancies.  
I created a small guide to position the fiche itself in the same spot, 
so I only had to build up the template once.


On 10/3/2016 9:49 PM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>      1.    The reader was for x 42 but the fiches are  x52.
>      2.    The plastic fiche holder consisting of two sheets of stiff 
> and clear plastic connected together at one end is scratched to hell.

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