New Media Center Digitizes Memories

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on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 in Digital collections
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“Photographs and memories, Christmas cards you sent to me, All that I have are these to remember you…” Jim Croce released this poignant song in 1972 and so many years later, generations of people have boxes of memories in closets, basements and old photo albums, gathering dust, but too precious to discard. Jen Gerber, Library Director at the Oscar Grady Public Library, had an idea. “Can I do something with these memories?” Like others, Gerber had boxes of old family photographs, 8 mm film and VHS tapes that she wanted to digitize and protect, but didn’t want to spend buckets of money to convert the images to digital files. So she started doing some research and discovered that it was not only possible to provide an affordable way to convert images to digital files, but within reach with the help of a $5000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library...
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