On Friday, April 12th, the Beaverbrook Branch celebrated the launch of its new Digitization Lab. Councillor for Kanata North, Jenna Sudds, new Library Board Trustee, Harvey A. Slack, along with a number of community enthusiasts, were on hand for a live demonstration of the new equipment.
The Digitization Lab, which is the newest addition to the OPL’s Imagine Space locations, allows library users to book time on specialized equipment to digitize family keepsakes. The equipment will allow participants to save digital copies of their photos, slides, negatives, VHS and 8mm films.
The lab equipment is available for booking online. Library users are limited to one booking a day, two bookings a week and four bookings a month. This allows for fair use for all participants. Find more information about the Digitization Lab under the Hours and locations tab on our website.
Tours of the lab are available on a monthly basis, and registration is available under the Programs and events tab on our website.
You can book equipment from the Digitization Lab homepage, and by clicking on the links below:
- The Image Scanning Workstation allows users to scan and digitize photographs, slides, negatives and save them to USB or to the cloud. The station is also equipped with a high-quality photo printer, and photo editing software.
- The VHS Conversion Station will record DVDs of old VHS cassette tapes and the Super8 Moviemaker will save your 8mm and Super 8 films to SD card.
- Use the Portable Photo Studio to capture images of 3D objects, including family heirlooms and larger documents.