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 Has the digital revolution left your memories stranded in the past, trapped in outdated or unplayable formats?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 8 and 8 millimeter film, documents, and photographs.

Machines include:

  • 35mm, 126, and 110 Slide Scanner
  • 8mm and Super 8 converter (film only, not tapes)
  • 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 or standard sized SD card with sufficient space to save your digitizations, or an account with an online storage service (Dropbox, GoogleDrive, etc.).

This service is offered in the King Library's California Room on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00-6:00. Please call 408-808-2167 to book your appointment!
 

 

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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