|The Birmingham News, May 6, 1979|
Robert Clay, a video producer at AL.com, has used our new digital microfilm scanners on several stories. “The digital scanners have been used on multiple projects at AL.com, including exposing a 62-year-old cover up of a hazing incident that permanently injured legendary quarterback Bart Starr while he was playing at the University of Alabama. High resolution scans were used in our retelling of a bizarre kidnapping story from 1979 when Birmingham News reporters chased down a car with a hand waving for from the closed trunk. These digital scanners have created a unique link to past reporting and have become an incredibly powerful tool in our quest to provide moving and engaging stories for our audience.”
Here are some links to the stories mentioned:
Come visit the Microforms Department and try out our new digital microfilm scanners. The image quality is unparalleled, and you can touch up images to make them even better. Besides printing, you can save your images to a flash drive in the following formats: JPEG, PDF, TIFF, and PNG. You never know what you might find in this untapped treasure trove of information.
Laura M. Gentry
Southern History Department