Monday, April 23, 2012

Bernardsville Library Sponsors Digital Preservation Workshop

Bernardsville Public Library will sponsor a digital preservation workshop on Saturday, May 5 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm to help library patrons preserve personal collections of photographs, slides and audiovisual material including VHS, 8mm and 16mm film. The library has partnered with Digital Memory Media, a division of Innovative Document Imaging (IDI), to provide these preservation services to patrons. IDI Digital Memory Media advisors will be on hand on May 5 to counsel patrons on the best way to digitally preserve their collections. Materials can be brought to the library on the day of the workshop. A percentage of all proceeds will benefit 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. If materials are unavailable on May 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.

Headquartered in East Brunswick, NJ, Innovative Document Imaging is a leading provider of digital imaging services to libraries, academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Advance sign-up is not needed for the program. To see a pricelist for the services offered, go to Call the library at 908-766-0118 for further information.

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