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  1. State-of-the-Art Researching

    The library has added to its lineup of technology tools acquiring a ScanPro 3000, a top of the line micro reel reader, to replace a 1st generation computer compatible reader.  The Horicon Historical Society has generously shared dozens of 35mm reels of local area newspapers dating back to the 1800s.  But using the old reader to search out an article or obituary was laborious and time-consuming. 

    The ScanPro 3000 offers many new automatic tasks making your researching easier and faster.  Adjustments like focusing and straightening are made with a click of a mouse. It recognizes individual pages and will advance automatically to the next when asked.  Output choices include printing, saving to a file, or converting the image to PDF file.  Our new software also offers what I think is the most important new feature, word search.  Enter a search term, and the software will examination the page for you and highlight each instance, even in old German.  That will make getting to the goal a lot faster unless of course you get sidetracked in an interesting article.

    We are very excited to be able to offer this service to the community.  Stop by and I’d be happy to give you a demonstration, then set you loose on your genealogy journey.

  1. Digital Magazines
     RB Digital Magazines=

    Your library card gives you access to much more than just print material.  You can access over 100 popular magazine titles with your computer or smartphone.  RBdigital features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. With this service, patrons can add new and back issues to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue.  Outdoor Life, Vogue, Family Tree, and HGTV are just a few of the popular magazine titles available from RBdigital.  Ask a staff member at the library for more information on how to access this service.