On Saturday, November 5, Bernardsville Public Library will sponsor a digital preservation workshop from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm to help library patrons preserve personal collections of print, photographs, slides and audiovisual material including VHS, 8mm and 16mm film. The library has partnered with Innovative Document Imaging (IDI), a leading provider of digital imaging services, to provide these digital preservation services to patrons. IDI Digital Memory Media advisors will be on hand on November 5 to counsel patrons on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. Materials can be brought to the library the day of the workshop. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be credited to the library.
Like libraries and archives, individuals and small businesses have valuable collections of important papers, photographs, slides and/or audiovisual material that require careful attention to maintain. Storing paper requires considerable space and is expensive, and irreplaceable items can be lost due to damage and age. IDI's Digital Memory Media brings secure, professional preservation services to individuals at an affordable price. Once scanned and digitized, all material will be returned to patrons alongside permanent digital copies on DVD disks. Patrons can also arrange permanent storage for documentary collections, if desired.
Headquartered in East Brunswick, NJ, Innovative Document Imaging is a leading provider of digital imaging services to libraries, academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
If materials are unavailable on November 5, they may be dropped off for preservation at IDI's New Jersey facility, or arrangements can be worked out for pick-up or shipping.
Advance sign-up is not needed for the program. To see a pricelist for the services offered, go to www.bernardsvillelibrary.org/pricelist.pdf. Call the library at 908-766-0118 for further information.