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8mm Film Digitization and Preservation with Robert Anen

  • June 11, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom


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In addition to photographs, families captured their memories on 8 millimeter (mm) film beginning from the late-1930s into the 1980s (until videotape dominated the American consumer market). By the 1960s, it was superseded by Super 8mm film which allowed for a wider image to be captured. These films were generally captured at home around the holidays, at various celebrations, on vacation, or during any sort of leisure activity. There’s a good chance that your family or the library/historical organization you work at, also has films like this of your hometown. Now is the chance to pull them off the shelf and get them digitized.

LILRC's Project Archivist Robert Anen will offer a program on how LILRC members can now submit digitization requests for both 8mm films and Super 8mm films. He will show you how we digitize films at LILRC, how to identify 8mm film formats when you encounter them in your collections, how to determine if you are looking at a film or a tape, how to properly store your films, what goes into inspecting a film before digitization, and show you the digitization process of a film in real time.

Code of Conduct

For questions, please email Eliscia Cirrone,

Professional Development Hours: 1.5 (.15 CEUs)

Program Recording:  Yes


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Long Island Library Resources Council
627 N. Sunrise Service Road
Bellport NY, 11713
Phone: (631) 675-1570

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