CD Burner Instructions from SLC
- Good morning everyone:
On a recent visit to the Family History Library at Salt Lake City I was
very impressed with a new (to me) system for scanning images from
microfilms. This saves making paper copies which take up space in one's
suitcase. I scanned many images from census returns and parish registers
and upon printing them at home found that the quality was excellent.
This scanning equipment is in the copy room on each floor at the FHL
(there are two systems on the 2nd floor). One is allowed to sign up for
half an hour at a time.
I found the scanning process to be a little complicated so asked a
friend to take a copy of the instructions so that I can study them prior
to my next visit to SLC (soon, I hope!). If anyone is going to SLC in
the not-too-distant future, they may like to have a copy with them. Here
1. Load microfilm on the microfilm scanner, locate the image to be
scanned and set the orange cropping lines.
2. Insert a CD-ROM into the CD drive. Archival quality CD-ROMs are
available at the library attendant window for $1.50.
3. If there is already data on the CD, a screen showing the CD contents
will automatically pop up. Exit out of this screen by clicking on the
red X in the top right corner of the screen.
4. Click Scan. If the image is not satisfactory, you may make
adjustments and then hit Rescan.
5. When the desired images have been scanned, press Finish then select
Save Images. Enter a storage folder name and press Save. Do not eject
the CD at this point.
6. Hit the windows key on the lower left side of the keyboard. Select
the Nero Express icon (a red and yellow X) from the taskbar. This is the
sixth icon to the right of the Start button.
7. The Nero Express program will open. Beneath the question "What would
you like to burn?" click on Data and then Data Disc.
8. On the next screen click on Add. The "Select Files and Folders"
screen will pop up. Select your file from the list of files on the Data
9. Once you have selected your file, click on Add and then Finished at
the bottom of the screen. You will then be back on the "Disc Content"
screen. Click on Next in the bottom right corner.
10. The "Final Burn Settings" screen will come up. Click on Burn in the
lower right corner and wait as the CD is burned. Once the file has been
successfully burned onto the CD, a message will pop up. Click OK then
Next at the bottom of the screen.
11. Your CD should automatically be ejected from the drive. Be sure to
exit Nero Express when you are finished. The CD can be read on computers
with Windows 95 or higher. You may use the CD again, adding images at a
- Thank you for that, Rene. I printed your instructions and put them in my
"Salt Lake" file.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rene Dussome" <rdussome@...>
To: "dist-gen" <dist-gen@...>; "Computer SIG"
<compsigtips@...>; "Calgary Family History Centre"
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 8:34 AM
Subject: CD Burner Instructions from SLC
> Good morning everyone:
> On a recent visit to the Family History Library at Salt Lake City I was
> very impressed with a new (to me) system for scanning images from
> microfilms. This saves making paper copies which take up space in one's
> suitcase. I scanned many images from census returns and parish registers
> and upon printing them at home found that the quality was excellent.