The Preservation Pad is a service to help individuals convert their print, photographic, and analog media into digital format, helping them preserve and share precious family memories and moments for generations to come. The Preservation Pad is set up into seven distinct stations with state of the art equipment to help in this process. It is only available at the Genealogy & Local History Room, located on the 2nd floor of the Central Library.
Print Photographs and Albums Station
Got shoeboxes or photo albums stuffed with print photographs? Our Scannx Bookscan Station will help you convert those prints into high-resolution digital images. With an easy to use touch-screen interface as well as two modern scanners- including our high speed photo scanner, you will be able to create digital copies of all those photographs in no time flat. Bring in a spare USB flash drive and your photos/albums to get started! (Please note: the black and red SanDisk USB flash drives are incompatible with our equipment.)
Slides, Negatives, and Albums Station
Want to convert those old slides or negatives into a digital image? For a quick conversion use our Wolvervine F2D mighty scanner. For the highest fidelity digitization our powerful Epson V850 Pro flatbed can convert your slides, negatives, prints, and albums into any digital format type you’d like. Bring in your old photographic media/albums along with your USB flash drive to get started!
This station will let you copy old VHS tapes to DVD. Just bring in your old VHS tapes along with a blank DVD –R / -RW disk to get started. Tapes are converted in real time (ex. 2 hour tape takes 2 hours to convert) with a maximum reservation of 4 hours per day allowed. (Note: our player cannot read positive DVD discs (DVD+R/+RW) Please double check your disc type before coming in to use the converter!)
DVD/Blu-Ray/M-Disc Duplication Station
Our disc-duplicating machine can make up to five copies at once of a CD, DVD, Blu-Ray disk or M-Disc archival media. It’s great for making copies of the home movies for all the kids and grandkids. Just bring in your source disc along with however many blank discs you would like to copy onto to get started!
Wolverine MovieMaker Pro
The Wolverine MoveiMaker Pro will help you convert your old 8mm and Super 8 film into a digital MPEG-4 movie film at 1080P/20 FPS. Please note: an SD card with maximum 32gb is required to save your files.