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the first memory lab in the region
Unless you are a millennial, you probably have a room full of old media files: audiocassettes, floppy disks and videotapes of varying decades…remember Beta? If you do, then we can help you organize those obsolete formats into the new digital age.
Funded by a $10,000 grant from Las Patronas, a local philanthropic group, the Memory Lab, which is part of the History Room on the second floor, was opened on April 1st, 2017 to much fanfare and Press. See NY Times, San Diego Tribune, and La Jolla Light coverage. And check out this video on YouTube that describes it succinctly.
The Lab’s hours are determined by volunteers. A helpful assistant will guide you through the process of digitizing your old media into modern files that can be readily accessed and preserved.
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JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOUR OLD VIDEO RECORDERS WERE OBSOLETE...
...A CALL TO ARMS. Or, more specifically, to hands. The Memory Lab needs your old video cameras to help library patrons digitize their cherished memories. Specifically, we need SONY GV-D200, SONY DCR-TRV 230, 330, or 530. Not only will you be clearing shelf space and recycling unused technology but your contribution is tax deductible. Drop-offs during library hours.