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The MPL Memory Lab, located in the Genealogy/Local History Department at the Muskogee Public Library, has equipment capable of digitizing older media. 
This equipment is available for the community to preserve personal and local history to share with others.
Age Policy

The Memory Lab is designated for use by people ages 13 and older.
Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

How much time do you need to reserve?

Conversion time occurs in “real time,” meaning that two hours of
video will take two hours to process in addition to the 20-30 minutes the file
will need to save onto a disk or drive. Be prepared to stay during the
reservation.

Terms of Use

Users may bring their own media storage or buy a USB drive for $10 or a CD-
R(W) for $1 from the library.

Users will be required to review the Terms of Use and sign a Participant Release Form.

Equipment is available for:

Photos, Slides and Negatives

Scanner info. What it will save: 35mm, slides and negatives,8mm/Super 8mm film, etc. Save to device connected to USB port. Conversion of this media happens in real time. You must stay with your material to monitor the process.

VHS – VHS-C
This equipment will convert a VHS tape to a DVD or to digital. It will connect to the computer through the USB port. Conversion happens in real time. Be prepared to stay with your materials to monitor the process.

Audio Cassettes
This equipment will convert audio cassettes to files you can save on USB or CD disks. Conversion happens in real time. Be prepared to stay with your materials to monitor the process.

Floppy Disks
This floppy disk drive accepts disks with a physical size of 3.5” and a maximum capacity of 1.44MB. This floppy disk drive connects to our computer via USB 2.0. Conversion happens in real time. Be prepared to stay with your materials to monitor the process.

Vinyl Records
Conversion happens in real time. Be prepared to stay with your materials to monitor the process.

* American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.