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Wednesday, March 20 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Backup to the Future: Preserving Analog Memories at the Library

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Having audio/video trapped in extinct formats (VHS, Betamax, 8mm film, reel-to-reel tape, etc,.) is almost the same as not having it at all. Rochester Public Library purchased some old and new equipment that allows patrons to digitize their video, film, audio and images in a self-serve Digital Conversion Lab so that future generations (and the current one) can enjoy them today. See what it takes to set up a conversion lab and hear about the challenges we faced at each stage of the process.

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Brian Lind

Reference Librarian, Rochester Public Library
Reference Librarian, Rochester Public LibraryBrian Lind has been a Reference Librarian at Rochester Public Library since 2006. In addition to his reference work, he is in charge of Interlibrary Loan, Serials, and Music selection. He has set up a self-serve digital conversion space... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Olin-Rice 150

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