Digital Legacy Lab

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GCPL’s Digital Legacy Lab

what we can digitize

Audio Formats:​

  • Vinyl​ (33 1/3 rpm​, 45 rpm​, 78 rpm​)
  • Audio Cassettes

Video Formats:​

  • VHS​ tapes
  • VHS-C ​(With an adapter that can be used in the VHS player.)
  • 8mm​film and Super 8 film.

Image Formats:​

  • Photos​
  • Slides​
  • Negatives​
  • Large format film​
  • Photos and documents as large as 8 x 11 inches

Session Times

book a session

On Monday – Friday, there will be three two-hour sessions per day at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m., with one hour in between each to clean and sanitize the equipment. On Saturdays, there will be sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the same cleaning and sanitizing schedule. The Bainbridge Branch is taking appointments.

To use the Digital Legacy Lab, patrons must attend or have attended an orientation session and signed the user agreement upon completion of the orientation. Be sure to check our calendar for Orientation dates and times.

To book a session, you can email a Reference Librarian, Chat with a Reference Librarian during business hours, or call the Bainbridge Branch at 440-543-5611.

The GCPL Digital Legacy Lab consists of a Desktop PC loaded with various image, audio, and video editing software, including, but not limited to, Adobe Creative Cloud, Audacity, and GIMP. Patrons must provide their own storage device or use a cloud-based storage program.

Photo & Video

mini Digital Legacy Labs

In addition to the full-service Digital Legacy Lab, we also offer two mini Digital Legacy Labs, one for photos and one for videos, with two-hour sessions for each. As with the full-service Digital Legacy Lab, community members must complete an orientation to use the minis. Community members who have not completed an orientation can schedule one here.

The Digital Legacy Lab: Video will be housed at our Administrative Center. It features an 8mm film scanner, VHS digitizer, and video editing software.   Sessions will last for two hours and will be held at 9 a.m., noon, and 2:45 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The Digital Legacy Lab: Photo will be housed at GCPL’s Chardon Branch. It features a flatbed scanner, fast photo scanner, slide/negative scanner, and photo editing software. Sessions will last for two hours and will be held at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 5:45 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

To schedule a mini Digital Legacy Lab appointment, call your local Branch or Chat with a Reference Librarian.

Video Tutorials

for the Digital Legacy Lab

8mm Converter Tutorial

Cassette Tape Converter Tutorial

FastFoto Tutorial

Flatbed Scanner Tutorial

Film & Slide Scanner Tutorial

Microphone Tutorial

VHS Converter Tutorial

Vinyl Record Converter Tutorial