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Keep your memories safe!

Do you have boxes of old photographs and film strips in storage, or home movies on VHS tapes? Bring them to the library and digitize them. Preserve your special memories and share with the next generation. 

What does the digitization station do?

Convert your photos, slides, family videos and films, as well as documents and letters, into digital formats. You can then view them on your computer, phone, or tablet, or print them out.

What formats can be digitized?
  • Photos and negatives
  • Film (35mm, medium format, 4x5 inch)
  • VHS tapes 
  • 35mm slides and film strips 
  • 8mm / Super 8 film (coming soon)

What hardware and software are available at the library?

  • Scanner
  • Video / DVD combo machine
  • Stand-alone film to digital converter
  • Editing software
    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator)
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere Elements
    • Microsoft Office

"But I don’t know how to use this equipment…"

Before you use the station, you will need to book an orientation session with library staff. We will show you which equipment to use, and we will digitize an item together to show you the full process.

Basic computer skills are required to use the station.

Booking the station

  • Book an orientation session by calling 604 469 4577. Registration opens: April 7.  
  • Once you have completed an orientation session, you may book a digitization session.

Last updated: 18/04/2018 8:25:31 AM