Save our stuff! Preservation event Wednesday, April 27

Event: Save Our Stuff: Preserve Memories at the Library
Time: Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM in CDT
Locations: SLIS Library – 4191 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St., Madison WI

Pinney Library – 204 Cottage Grove Road., Madison, WI

RADD is pleased to announce that we will be participating in Preservation Week this year by helping community members ‘rescue’ born-digital data from Zip disks, 3.5″ and 5.25″ floppy disks, Jaz disks, and hard drives. Come to the SLIS Library on Wednesday, April 27 from 4 – 7 PM to receive expert help and advice for recovering files from these material types! Don’t forget to bring a USB stick!

“As technology changes, not everyone has the capacity to update to the latest, greatest device,” said Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate.  “Whether you have a decade of photos on an old floppy disk or an unfinished novel stored away on an old hard drive in the closet – we can help you get that data off of those devices,” she said.

This is a CONCURRENT EVENT. Staff from the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research will also be helping patrons recover content from A/V formats, such as VHS, mini-DV (camcorder) tapes, and audio cassettes; and provide assistance for home movie film formats such as 8mm, super8, and 16mm. This event will be held at Pinney Library, located on Madison’s East Side.