City archivists face a host of technological challenges

Technology and the preservation of yesterday’s stories is the focus of a Nanaimo Community Archives lecture.

Today’s technology and the preservation of yesterday’s stories is the focus of a Nanaimo Community Archives free public lecture.

From Reel-to-Reel to MP3: The Challenge of Converting Archival Records takes place May 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Harbourfront Library.

“Over the last decade, we’ve been really challenged to convert old sound recordings, photographs and moving images to new technologies” said Christine Meutzner, archives manager. “After all, historical materials have no value if they are not accessible to the general public.”

The presentation features the first public showing of old 16 mm film footage of Nanaimo that was recently converted to a new format.

For more information, please call 250-753-4462 or e-mail nanaimoarchives@gmail.com.