Thanks to a generous bequest from Northbook resident Howard Peltz, the Collaboratory houses a set of two new rooms that form the Peltz Digital Suite: the Peltz Digitization Room and the Peltz Digital Media Lab.
The Digitization Room allows you to turn your old analog media into digital. Bring in your vinyl, cassettes, VHS tapes, photos, slides, film, Super 8mm or 8mm film and create a digital copy.
You may make a day-of reservation with your library card by calling the Collaboratory at 847-272-2098. Guest passes are used for those without a card. Speak to staff in the Collaboratory when you arrive, and they will sign you into a room.
- Tobin Telecine for Super 8mm and 8mm film
- Sony dual cassette deck
- Audio Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
- Funai VHS/DVD for use with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus
- Sony Betamax player for use with Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3 Plus
- Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner for photos, film, slides, and documents
- Pacific Image PoweslideX batch slide scanner: scans up to 50 slides at once
- Digital8 Camcorder: can digitize only Digital8 tapes
- VHS-C Adapter for VCR: enables digitization of VHS-C tapes
Prefer to convert your VHS to DVD at home? You can check out a DVD/VCR recorder to take home.