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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 Has the digital revolution left your memories stranded in the past, trapped in outdated or unplayable formats?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 film converter
  • USB turntable
  • Epson document scanner
  • Epson photo and slide Scanner
  • VHS and Betamax Recorder
  • Cassette tape to digital converter
  • Reel to Reel tape recorder
  • Mini DV, VHS-C and 8mm camera tape 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.

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