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2016 Governor's Award for Archival Innovation Winner Announced

2016 Governor's Award for Archival Innovation Winner Announced | Wisconsin Historical Society
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The Oscar Grady Public Library

The Oscar Grady Public Library in Saukville has received the 2016 Governor’s Award for Archival Innovation from the Wisconsin Historical SocietyThe award is administered in cooperation with and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board. The award recognizes the library’s work to repurposing existing space into a high-functioning multi-media resource center where patrons can digitize the image, film and sound recordings they have stored in old, out-of-date formats such as Super 8mm movies and 35mm slides.

About the Digital Media Conversion Lab

Oscar Grady Public Library’s Digital Media Conversion Lab provides all of the equipment and training necessary to view and digitally preserve photographs, slides and film. It is a high-functioning digital space and work room equipped with the necessary digital mechanics to process aging photographic formats such as 35-mm photographic negatives, transparency slides, aging photographs, Super-8 mm Film, hand-held camcorder home videos (VHS-C) and it can up-convert home VHS & DVD formats to HD digital USB files.

About the Archival Innovation Award

This award recognizes individuals, programs or organizations that successfully experiment with new ways to demonstrate the significance or relevance of historical records for understanding the past, or that use historical records to reach new audiences. This award is open to Wisconsin archival repositories and individuals only. The activity or contribution being nominated must have occurred within the last three years, and may be continuing.

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board jointly sponsor the Governor's Archives Awards annually. A panel of judges from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board recommended these organizations receive the award. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Board of Curators approved the 2014 Governor's Archives Awards.

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