Retro Tech: From the Analog Past to the Digital Future

 

A collection of retro media incluidng a casette tape, CD and LP.

Convert Your Analog Media to Digital

Got tapes you can’t play anymore? Slides stuffed in old shoe boxes? Precious photos slowly decaying? Has the digital revolution left your memories stranded in the past, trapped in outdated or unplayable formats?

The Library can help.

How it Works

At no-cost, one-and-a-half hour appointments led by trained volunteers, participants will learn how to digitize materials including slides, VHS, vinyl, Super 8s and 8 millimeter tapes, documents, and photographs.

Machines include:

  • 35mm Slide Scanner
  • 8mm and Super 8 converter
  • USB Direct Drive Turntable
  • Epson Document Scanner
  • Epson Photo Scanner
  • Video Cassette Recorder
  • Cassette Tape to Digital Converter

How To Prepare

Prioritize which memories you'd like to preserve. Come prepared with your items and a USB storage device with sufficient space to save your digitizations, or an account with an online storage service (Dropbox, GoogleDrive, etc.).

Appointments will be available starting April 2019 in the King Library's California Room. 

Volunteer Opportunity

Want to share your savvy with others seeking to preserve their memories? We are currently recruiting volunteers!

Complete a Volunteer Application

 

 

 

 

This program was made possible by the Pacific Library Partnership.

Comments

Which location will this service be available?

This service will be available by appointment in the California Room at the King Library.

Hi, will this only be at King Library, or branches too?

This service will only be available in the California Room at the King Library.

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