The ability to hold on to important things like photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and journals can be overwhelming. In the Memory Lab, you will be able to convert your cherished items into a digital format that you can upload to your personal storage device or to a cloud-based system. At the Genealogy Library, you will be able to create your own digital archive that you can share with others and pass down to future generations.
Listed below is most of the equipment we provide in our Memory Lab that will help you preserve your memories!
KIC BookEdge Scanner System
The KIC BookEdge System is a user-friendly, scanner that will allow you to create a digital file of your memories. The touchscreens allow you to adjust and crop exactly what you are wanting to be scanned while the scanner itself will protect the spines of your valuable items like memory books and scrapbooks by allowing you to drape the items over the edge of the scanner. It will also adjust for thicker items.
You are able to insert a USB device into the system in order to save your digital memories; you can also enter your E-mail address to have them sent to you or have the documents uploaded to your phone, tablet or other Wi-Fi enabled device using the SmartDoc.
TEAC Full Audio Turn Table and Dubbing System
⇒ You must bring in your own CD-R or CD-RW for this equipment⇐
Complete with turntable, CD recorder, cassette player, computer interface, and AM/FM tuner. Drop your record on the three-speed turntable, place a blank audio CD-R or CD-RW in the CD drive and hit record – transferring your music collection into a digital, portable format couldn't be simpler! In addition to CD recording, the LP-R660-PB also features a built-in cassette player and an AM/FM tuner.
The LP-R660-PB includes a USB output to connect to a computer. Record albums, CDs radio or cassette to your Mac or Windows software, and add the files to your music library to bring along anywhere.
This information is taken from http://audio.teac.com/product/lp-r660usb-pb/
VHS to DVD Converter
Convert your VHS tapes into DVDs using this equipment. Remember to bring your own DVD-R! We also have a VHS re-winder for your convenience
3.5 Floppy Disk Drive
We have a 3.5 floppy drive available for use if you would like to read those papers you wrote in college!
ST ViewScan II: Microfilm Digitizer
Most versatile saving and sharing options of any microfilm scanning program, including:
- OCLC – ILLiad and Odyssey programs
- Google Drive
- USB (including USB port on the ST ViewScan II)
- Print to any network printer
This information is taken from http://www.stimaging.com/product/st-viewscan-ii-premium-software/
Wolverine 8mm & Super 8 Digitizer
⇒ 32G is the max size flash/thumb drive this equipment will take; you cannot use an adaptor! You must bring your own; we do not provide this for you at the library⇐
Fully Automated Digitizer to Convert Old 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels Into Digital Videos Support up to 5" reels and 720P
- A fully automated apparatus to digitize 8 and Super 8 Movie Reels (NO SOUND)
- Frame-by-Frame digitizing for high-quality digital conversion
- Stand-alone machine, no computer, no software or Drivers are required
- Scans and directly saves digital movies into SD/SDHC cards (32GB max, not included)
- Converts 8 and Super 8 movies into MPEG-4 (MP4) digital movie files at 720P
- Compatible with all Windows, Mac and Linux Operating Systems
- Playback to TV's using the included TV Cable
This information is taken from https://www.wolverinedata.com/products/new-wolverine-8mm-and-super-8