Meadowridge Library will be hosting the Mini Archiving Lab in August and September 2023. The Mini Archiving Lab is a collection of portable equipment that can be used to digitize analog materials, such as home VHS movies, audio cassettes, photographs, negatives and more. Stop by Meadowridge during select dates for a tutorial on how to use the library's Mini Archiving Lab. Tutorial duration is approximately 20-30 minutes. If you arrive while a tutorial is in progress, please be patient as we can return to earlier material as we finish. We recommend arriving right at the half hour mark (1:00, 1:30, 2:00, etc).
Following the tutorial, you will be able to make an appointment during library hours to use the equipment (up to 2 hours per day) for your personal archiving project. Patrons must bring some form of external storage—a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive—on which digital files can be stored.
The Mini Archiving Lab supports the following formats: VHS tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), audio cassettes, photographs (including negatives and slides), and other paper-based documents.
Call 608-288-6160 for more information.