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Located in Chatham, Illinois
Chatham Area Public Library
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Preservation Equipment

flippal photo scanner

FlipPal Mobile Scanner

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Are you going to visit a relative who doesn’t want to loan out family pictures? This handy portable scanner allows you to scan whole album pages, still in the book, or photographs, still in the frame.  You “just lay it on your image” and scan. 

Flip UltraVideo Camcorder

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Easy-to-use, pocket-sized camcorder featuring one-touch recording and digital zoom. Captures 120 minutes of full VGA-quality video on 4 GB of built-in memory; no tapes or additional memory cards required. Convenient flip-out USB arm plugs directly into your computer to launch FlipShare software. Built-in FlipShare software lets you easily email videos, edit individual clips, and upload video to sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace. Large 2-inch color LCD screen to play back and delete videos.

slide and negative converter

Slide and Negative Converter

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  • Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Converter
  • 35 mm slide adapter
  • 35 mm negative adapter
  • 110 slide adapter
  • 110 negative adapter
  • 8 mm/Super 8 adapter


  • Source material: negatives or slides of your personal photos
  • SD/SDHC card* -- 32GB or smaller (anything larger may cause the device to freeze; no SDXC or MicroSD cards)
  • USB drive 

An SD/SDHC card is required for the digital converter device to function. As images are converted they are saved to the SD/SDHC card. If your SD/SDHC is large enough to store all of your images and you have an SD card port on your personal computer, then you will not need the USB.