CREATION STATIONS

Preserve and Create through Digitization

The library provides three Creation Stations that allow you to convert photos, videos, cassette tapes and vinyl records to digital formats, free of charge.

Located in the iConnect Centre (2nd floor), each Creation Station is loaded with a suite of audio, video and graphics software that allows you to get creative with your newly-digitized files.  You can also design and create brochures, flyers, posters and other types of graphic-intensive publications.

The Creation Stations can be reserved for 2-hours per visit. We can consider extending your booking, based on demand, on a case-by-case basis.

To reserve, call 604-527-4665.

See below for some Frequently Asked Questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • vinyl records (LP’s and 45s)
  • cassette tapes
  • photographs and slides
  • film, including 35mm negatives, 110 film/slides, Super 8 film
  • VHS: JVC HR-XVC11BJ
  • Vinyl: Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Stereo Turntable
  • Photo Scanner: Epson FF-68W FastFoto
  • Cassette converter: Ion Tape Express
  • Slide Scanner: Magnasonic FS50 – all in one high resolution 22mp film scanner

The library staff will give you a set of detailed handouts and help you get started. Additionally, you may use lynda.com to watch some software specific courses, such as:

Learning Audacity
Audacity: Cleaning and Repairing Video
Editing Image Content in Adobe Photoshop
Illustrator Quick Start
Collaborating on Video Projects with Creative Cloud
Using Adobe Bridge

  1. Conversion Software:
  • Audacity digital audio editor and recording application software
  • VIDBOX for converting VHS tapes to digital files
  • Epson FastFoto for digitizing photographs and documents – scans double-sided
  1. Creative Editing Software:
  • Adobe Photoshop a raster graphics editor
  • Adobe Illustrator a vector graphics editor
  • Adobe InDesign a desktop publishing and typesetting software application
  • Adobe Lightroom a family of image organization and image manipulation software
  • Adobe Premiere Pro a timeline-based video editing app
  • Adobe Premeire Rush an all-in-one video editing tool
  • Adobe After Effects a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application
  • Adobe Media Encoder a media management tool that allows you to work with media across applications
  • Adobe Bridge a free digital asset management app
  1. Office Productivity Software:
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Publisher
  • MS OneNote

Customers can store their files and projects on a USB memory stick or into a cloud-based account set up and managed by the customer.  Customers are reminded to bring their storage devices and account information with them for each session.

In Canada, copyright is governed by the Copyright Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-42) which regulates the use and reproduction of intellectual and artistic creations.

Copyright protects works from being copied, performed or distributed without the permission of the copyright holder, usually the author or the creator of the work, and provides exceptions for special circumstances.

Copyright automatically applies to original works such as books, articles, videos, music, paintings, photographs, digital works, broadcasts and performances.

The length of copyright is usually 50 years after the death of the creator. Some types of works such as sound recordings and some photographs and films may have a different length of copyright. After copyright expires, a work becomes part of the public domain and may be freely copied and distributed.

Any other questions? Please contact us and speak with someone at our iConnect Desk at 604-527-4655 or by emailing us at AskUs@nwpl.ca

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