Personal Archiving Lab
Digitize your old media with the Central Library's new Personal Archiving Lab.
The Personal Archiving Lab is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials, like home movies, video tapes, audio cassettes, photographs, and other paper-based documents.
You may also make a 2-hour appointment to use the lab by calling the Central Library at 266-6350.
The Library’s Personal Archiving Lab supports the following formats:
- VHS tapes
- VHS-C tapes
- DVDs (not BluRay)
- Audio cassettes
- MiniDV tapes
- Hi-8 tapes
- Photographs / negatives / slides
- Paper-based documents
Be advised that when transferring from analog to digital formats, such as VHS, Hi-8, or audio cassette, your media will be captured in real time.
Please bring some form of external storage — a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive — on which your digital files can be stored.
The Personal Archiving Lab is funded by a gift from Marvin J. Levy.