Throughout the country and the world, there are still millions of pieces of analog media in storage, desperately needing to be converted into a digital format before time takes it’s toll. In 2005 the first comprehensive national survey of the condition and preservation needs of the nation’s collections reported that U.S. institutions hold more than 4.8 billion items. Libraries alone hold 3 billion items (63 percent of the whole).
In addition, there’s still a vast number of uncounted items held by individuals, families and communities which include books, photographs, art pieces, audio tapes, video tapes and film. These valuable, irreplaceable memories are becoming more and more obsolete as time drags on, and could even one day be deteriorated to the point of no return! We encourage instituation and families alike to take some time out of their day to start sorting through their important media and deciding what’s important enough to digitize and preserve for the future.
DVD Your Memories can help you with a wide variety of digitization services including:
Video tapes to DVD
Stop video tape degradation in it’s tracks! We can process and transfer a wide variety of formats including all consumer video tape formats including VHS, VHS-C, MiniDV, MiniDVD, MicroMV, Hi8, Video8, Digital8 and Betamax tapes, and many professional formats including Betacam and U-Matic tapes.
Film to DVD
Protect your family film for generations to come with our high quality film to DVD services. We can transfer your important 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm film to DVD, hard drive, or both!
Audio transfer to CD
Transfer and restore your old audio and listen to voices of the past! Many formats supported through our audio transfer and restoration services including audio cassettes, microcassettes, reel to reel audio, and vinyl records and LPs.
Photo, Slide & Negative Scanning
Protect and preserve your collection of images by scanning them to a DVD or your personal hard drive. We can scan your images at a crisp 4000DPI to provide you with true archival quality scans.
Preservation Week was created in 2010 because some 630 million items in collecting institutions require immediate attention and care. Eighty percent of these institutions have no paid staff assigned responsibility for collections care; 22 percent have no collections care personnel at all. Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, these resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk!
To access toolkits on preservation, news, or to find events near you and much more, we encourage you to visit the Preservation Week website.