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Digitizing old formats

University Library to offer workshops on digitizing old formats


2:50 p.m., Sept. 24, 2013--The University of Delaware Library will present two workshops, “Digitizing Old Formats: Audio” and “Digitizing Old Formats: Photos and Video,” in October.

Each workshop will teach participants how to transfer treasured memories on old formats onto digital formats for use on a computer and will provide an overview of equipment available at the Student Multimedia Design Center.

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“Digitizing Old Formats: Photos and Video” will cover the steps necessary to convert participants' media, including VHS and Hi-8 tapes to DVD, and 35mm photographic film, prints and slides to digital files.

The workshop will meet from 2:30-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in Room B of the Student Multimedia Design Center on the lower level of Morris Library. Presenter will be John Stevenson, associate librarian, Student Multimedia Design Center.

“Digitizing Old Formats: Audio” will cover transferring formats such as vinyl records and audio cassettes to digital files that can be enjoyed using a computer or digital audio players.

The workshop will meet from 2:30-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, also in Room B of the Student Multimedia Design Center. Stevenson will be the presenter.

These workshops are available at no charge and are open to University faculty, staff and students. Seating is limited and registration is required. Online registration is available.

Questions regarding the workshops can be answered at 302-831-2432 or via email

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