Digitization

Digitization Stations at Pinal County Libraries

Pinal County libraries offer digital media labs where you can convert older media into a digital format. You can turn record albums and cassettes into MP3s, scan your treasured family photos and convert your home movies to DVD.

The PCLD office also has a digitization station that is able to be loaned out to member libraries for use in the library.

The following media can be converted:

  • VHS Tapes
  • Hi-8 and other camcorder cassette tapes (camcorder required)
  • Photo Prints
  • Photo Slides
  • Film Negatives
  • Audio Cassettes
  • Floppy Disks

Equipment included:

  • Epson Perfection V600
  • Elgato Video Capture Device
  • Philips DVD/ VHS player
  • ION Classic LP turntable
  • ION cassette player converter

Software included:

  • Elgato Video Capture
  • EZ Vinyl Tape Converter
  • ArcSoft Photo Studio
  • Epson Scan
  • Windows MovieMaker
  • iTunes
  • Audacity

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Stations are currently at the following locations:

  • Apache Junction Public Library
  • Casa Grande Public Library
  • Eloy Santa Cruz Library
  • Florence Community Library
  • Kearny Public Library
  • Mammoth Public Library
  • Maricopa Public Library
  • San Manuel Public Library

Some Digitization Station Facts:

  • Digitization Stations will be self-serve.
  • You will be provided with detailed instructions on using the equipment and software.
  • Digitization Station equipment is for the digital duplication of personal photos and home recordings.
  • The use of Digitization Stations will be first-come-first-serve or by appointment, depending on library location and demand.
  • Please bring your own portable media storage such as a USB drive, external hard drive, or writable CD-ROM and DVD discs

Instructions:

  • Instructions for the station components are available on our website.
  • A binder of print instructions also accompanies the physical station.

Contribute to your local history

Do your scrapbooks contain images of historic Florence, Casa Grande, or other Pinal County communities?

Leave a copy of the digital file and your local historical society may be interested in adding it to their collection or sharing it with the state Arizona Memory Project. Photographs of locations from the National Register of Historic Places and photographs taken during Arizona’s Territorial Period are valued donations for any archive collection.

 


This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.