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DIGITAL PRESERVATION RESOURCES

Digital preservation stations may be reserved online, and are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. 

You can check current availability and reserve the transfer stations online (select Media Stations in the drop-down), or by calling 801-852-7681.

AUDIO TRANSFER

Create digital files from audio stored on LPs or cassette tapes.

  • The new .wav files created from your LPs or cassettes can be emailed, saved to a USB drive or portable hard drive, or burned onto a writeable CD. (Be sure to bring your own storage device.)
  • LPs must be 33 RPM or 45 RPM.
  • The LP transfer station does not accommodate 78 RPM records.

VIDEO TRANSFER

Preserve your family VHS videos by digitizing
them using our Video Transfer Station.

  • Files are automatically saved as .mpg files.
  • You can email these files, save them to a thumb drive or portable hard drive, burn them to a writeable DVD, or upload them to a video sharing site like YouTube.
  • These files can be fairly large. Be sure to bring adequate storage for your created files.
  • Files larger than 2GB are automatically split into multiple files.
  • The Library has a VHS-C cassette adapter for 8 mm tapes. It isn't a universal adapter, so bringing the appropriate adapter with you is recommended.

PHOTO SCANNER

Keep your memories safe!  Digitize your memorable photos and documents using our scanning software and equipment. 

  • You can scan photos, documents, negatives, 35mm film, and 120 mm film.
  • Be sure to bring your own storage device to save your scanned files.
  • Scanner bed accomodates documents up to 8.5x11 in size.


DESKTOP MAGNIFIER

Our Optelec ClearView desktop magnifier aids library patrons with some vision loss to access our materials while in the library. 

  • Newspapers, magazines, and books can be read more easily thanks to the crisp, bright, and clear image produced by the video magnifier.

OTHER LOCAL RESOURCES

The following locations have additional scanning and preservation equipment available to the public.