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South Asian Studies

Resources for research and teaching.

Colonial Works on Microfilm

Missionary Works on Microfilm

Some representative examples of missionary literature on microform.

ScanPro Microfilm Reader

The Woodruff Library has  acquired a Scan Pro 2000 microfilm machine that eases the process of scanning, editing, and reading microfilm and microfiche.
Users can now print, e-mail or save microfilm pages with one click. They can easily spot edit images or portions of a page, or crop pages to print, cut or paste. And those working with full reels of film, can auto-scan entire reels to create a PDF copy for personal use.
In addition to faster, automated scanning, the machine provides tools to enhance difficult-to-read film. Among its features are built-in optical zoom lenses that range in magnification (7x-54x and 7x-105x). It also has on-screen search features, and can convert an entire microfilm newspaper page into a searchable PDF.
The reader is located on the first floor of the library in the microfilm area. It is available 24 hours; however, we ask that during working hours (8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M) patrons sign-up for half-hour to two hour blocks of time on a sign-up sheet next to the machine. After hours, no sign-up is required.