The Neptune Public Library will sponsor a digital preservation event on Sat., April 25 to help library patrons preserve personal collections of print, photographs, slides and audio-visual material including VHS videos, 8mm and 16mm movies.
Neptune Public Library has partnered with Digital Memory Media (a Division of Innovative Document Imaging LLP), a leading provider of digital imaging services to provide digital preservation services to patrons. Once exclusive to industry, Digital Memory Media brings secure, professional preservation services to individuals at an affordable price. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the program will be credited to the library.
Digital Memory Media advisors will be on hand on April 25 from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. to counsel patrons on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. Materials can be brought to the library the day of the session. Once scanned and digitized, patrons will be notified of a date and time to retrieve their material from the Library.
“This is a revolution in personal digital imaging,” said Acting Library Director, John Bonney. “As librarians we understand just how difficult and expensive it can be to keep vital records and family photographs intact. Aging, humidity, not to mention accidental damage can ruin a lifetime of memories. That’s why we are delighted to be working with Digital Memory Media to help patrons preserve their personal collections”.