Libraries Offer Free Digitizing 7/15/13
CBS 7 News
ODESSA-The Texas Archive of the Moving Image is making its rounds around Texas, collecting any old film and video that are from Texans for it's latest event, the Texas film round-up!
The non-profit organization's next round up is right here in Odessa and Midland.
The event started today and Odessa resident Charles Stephens and his son Jerry were one of the first residents to drop off some film from 1958 at the Ector County Library.
"Things that have happened in this town and preserve them...those grandchildren want to see them," said Stephens.
"It's your chance to be apart of Texas's history. Because those films are going to go into the archive and something you filmed might be apart of Texas's history forever," said Randy Ham, Ector County’s Library Director.
Here's the criteria, your films have to be taken by a Texan, filmed in Texas or about Texas. Residents can now drop off their film for free digitization up until July 27th at either the Ector County Library or Midland County Library.
You can bring up to 50 films and videos that are either 8mm, super 8 or 16 mm for digitizing. There can only be ten videos. Residents can drop off their film at either Ector County Library or Midland County Library.