It's nice to see a program showing off its new equipment! Here the Northern New York Library Network (a multi-type library consortium) shows its new microfilm scanner which is rated to do 300 images per minute. If my memory is correct, this is their third microfilm scanner. (I have no idea if they've traded in the other two or not.) Their first was a manual one. Having automated scanners allowed them to work more quickly. To date, they have digitized more than 630,000 newspaper pages.
More information is available here.
By the way, photos of digitization labs are useful to organizations that are thinking of building one. The photos help people to understand the type of space and environment that is needed.
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