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Digitize Your Memories

Jan 10, 2023
Personal Archiving at the Library

The Personal Archiving Lab at the Central Library is a collection of equipment that can be used to digitize at-risk analog materials.

The Mini Archiving Lab will be hosted at Lakeview Library in January and February 2023. To use the equipment, you'll need to take a short tutorial with library staff. A tutorial takes 20-30 minutes and you can stop into one of the sessions listed below at participating locations. 

Schedule a Tutorial:

Central Library

The Personal Archiving Lab at Central Library supports conversion of VHS tapes, VHS-C tapes, DVDs (not BluRay), Audio cassettes, MiniDV tapes, Hi-8 tapes (currently unavailable), Photographs/negatives/slides, and paper-based documents. 

Lakeview Library

The Mini Personal Archiving Lab equipment supports VHS tapes, Audio cassettes, Photographs/negatives/slides, and paper-based documents.

Patrons who use either Personal Archiving Lab must bring some form of external storage — a portable hard drive, or a thumb drive — on which digital files can be stored.