The Meriden Historical Society announced that they will sponsor a digital preservation session on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 to help the public preserve personal collections of print, photographs, slides (both glass and celluloid) and audio-visual material including VHS videos, 8mm and 16mm movies. Digital Memory Media advisors will be on hand at the Society’s Bernice Morehouse Research Center, 1090 Hanover Ave, Meriden CT 06451 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to counsel patrons on the best way to digitally preserve their collections and to, should patrons so decide, collect said materials for digitization.
The Meriden Historical Society has partnered with Digital Memory Media (a Division of Innovative Document Imaging LLP), a leading provider of digital imaging services to provide digital preservation services to the public. Once exclusive to industry, Digital Memory Media brings secure, professional preservation services to individuals at an affordable price. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the program will be credited to the Meriden Historical Society.
Once scanned and digitized, patrons will be notified of a date and time to retrieve their material from the Meriden Historical Society. This is a revolution in personal digital imaging,” said the Society’s president, Ruth “As preservers of history we understand just how difficult and expensive it can be to keep vital records and family photographs intact. Aging, humidity, acidification, not to mention accidental damage, can ruin a lifetime of memories. That's why we are delighted to be working with Digital Memory Media to help patrons preserve their personal collections”.
People who had dropped off their media back at the October event will be able to pay and pick up their finished product on December 14 or by special arrangement.