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Digitizing an Aging Multimedia Collection: Digitizing VHS-based Class Materials

30 minutes
Oral Presentation

Among the technologies rapidly becoming obsolete are VHS tapes. In this time of dwindling resources, schools decline to maintain VHS players on the instructors' stations in classrooms. We will be presenting the step-by-step digitizing process and solutions for VHS digitization as well as the post-digitization options for making the materials available for faculty and students. We will facilitate a discussion to compare our findings and experience with the experiences of others, thus seeking efficiency and quality for an institutional, homegrown VHS digitization project. Have overall understanding of the digitizing process. Look at the nuts and bolts of the digitizing process. Develop an awareness of challenges, options, and opportunities for digitizing VHS tapes. Use fair use and other copyright elements correctly for each situation. Have an understanding of the organization and administration of the process, if homegrown digitizing is required (versus outsourcing to a third party).

Topic Area(s): Adaptive & Personalized Learning; Digital Learning Resources


Dr. Plamen Miltenoff is an Information Specialist and Professor at St. Cloud State University. His education includes several graduate degrees in history and library and information science and terminal degrees in education.His professional interests include social media, multimedia, web development and design, gaming and gamification, and learning environments (LEs).