Memory Preservation Station

About

Are you interested in converting your old home movie recordings, audio cassette recordings, printed photographs, or slides into a digital format you can share online? Preserving your memories, archiving, and sharing them can be a powerful way to connect with friends and family. Housed in the Level Up Video Production Studio, our Memory Preservation Station makes sharing and protecting your priceless memories easy.

 

Making a Reservation

Accessing the equipment you need is easy with our online booking system. The Memory Preservation Station (in the Video Production Studio) is available for 60, 90, or 120-minute reservations with a maximum occupancy of two people at a time. You can make a reservation for the same day, or the next day, but no further in advance. After you're through with your reserved studio time, if there's still availability you can make another reservation for the same day, otherwise, only one active reservation is allowed per day.

 

Saving Your Memories

Digitization takes time. Scanning a document is instant, but for recorded media, you should expect an hour's worth of audio or video content to take an equal amount of time to digitize (an hour). As noted above, the Video Production Studio is available for a maximum of 120 minutes, so plan accordingly.

You can use a cloud storage account like Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox to save your content. Another option is to use a USB flash drive––you can bring your own or check one out from the Library for temporary use.

 

Media Formats Supported

Audio

  • Audio cassettes

Video

  • VHS (VCR videotape cassettes)

Photographs (maximum scan area: 8.5" x 11.7”)

  • Printed photographs
  • Instant film (Polaroid, Instax, Fujifilm)
  • Projector slides
  • Film negatives

Documents (maximum scan area: 8.5" x 11.7”)

  • Letters
  • Cards
  • Other keepsakes or art

 

Printable Onsite Equipment Instructions

Copies of the following pdfs are available onsite.

 

Digitization Equipment

Sony TC W551
Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
Elgato Video Capture (with VCR)

 

Upcoming Related Events

 

Memory Preservation Station Calendar