CD with invertebrates
wshear at EMAIL.HSC.EDU
Tue Jan 8 16:34:11 CST 2002
On 1/8/02 4:25 PM, "Dr. Dessie Severson`" <severson+ at pitt.edu> wrote:
> Hi Bill,
> I'm looking for good images of organisms, too.
> I don't know how the video-discs worked,-- but I "inherited" a disc, but
> no-player. We are unable to read the disc here in our CTM facility. Isn't
> there a way that you could convert the video disc info to a CD? If so, I'd
> you to "play" my disk and do the conversion--for a fee, of course.
Dessie, I suppose you could wire up the laserdisk player to a computer, suck
in the images one by one and then burn them to a CD--but this would be
tedious--as well as illegal, since the images on the laserdisk are
I'm hoping to find a CD ready-made that would fit my needs, but so far no
Recently, our media center sold off all their laserdisk players at extremely
cheap prices and I bought one for the department as a reserve. However,
this illustrates that the technology is obselete and that we cannot expect
to replace or repair our machines.
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the importance and exclusiveness of the headquarters. Do you suppose they
were a race of consumptives and dyspeptics who invented Grecian mythology
and poetry? The poet's words are, "You would almost say the body thought!"
I quite say it. I trust we have a good body then." --Henry David Thoreau,
Journals, Dec. 31, 1860.
Would you please email me privately and tell me more about the Allegheny
Institute of Natural History? I have an interest in that part of
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