The Digital Preservation Lab is a multifunctional space designed to help the community learn, create, collaborate, and explore with technology. The lab provides equipment for digitizing home movies, scanning photographs and slides and much more. It is available as a self-guided model, meaning we provide step-by-step instructions, but you control the process from start to finish.
The Digital Preservation Lab is located in the Montgomery branch of SCLSNJ. We offer equipment for converting various types of media into digital files including:
- 8mm and Super 8 film
- Non-copyrighted CD / DVD
- Audio Cassettes
- Film (35mm strips, mounted slides, and medium format strips)
- Printed materials (such as photographs, scrapbook pages, etc.) up to 8.5×11.7″
- The large format scanner can scan up to 16.53 x 23.39″ (available by appointment only)
We also have software to edit audio, video and photo files.
**Please call ahead to ensure your needed equipment is in good working order prior to your visit**
How do I get started?
Lab reservations can be made using a valid SCLSNJ card on our online room reservation system. Staff can direct you to our quick-start guides for digital conversion, and can help you find books or online tutorials for whatever you are interested in learning.
Our large format scanner is available for use by appointment only. Please use the form to submit an appointment request. Please allow at least 2 business days for staff to review your request.
Access to online courses to help with digitization are available to Library cardholders. LinkedIn Learning and Udemy are online learning companies that help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Log in with your library card number and PIN to get started.
The Lab opens 30 minutes after the Library opens each day, and closes 1 hour prior to the Library’s closing. The Lab is unavailable on Sundays.
Monday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (908) 458-8433
Address: 100 Community Drive, Skillman, NJ 08858