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Discovering Clearwater's Hidden Treasures
Linda Rothstein, Clearwater Public Library System

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Discovering Clearwater's Hidden Treasures (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Discovering Clearwater's Hidden Treasures
Author: Clearwater Public Library System
Abstract: A collection of photographs, documents, objects and oral histories collected from current and past residents of Clearwater, Florida, in fulfillment of the Clearwater Public Library System's NEH Common Heritage grant award.
Year: 2016
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Pinellas Memory
Access Model: Open access.

The Heritage Studio of Community Memory (Center)
Name: The Heritage Studio of Community Memory
Abstract: The NEH Common Heritage grant award helped provide start-up equipment and the time and training for the Clearwater Public Library System to determine the best tools and formats to offer to the public in the Heritage Studio of Community Memory. Patrons may now utilize the Heritage Studio to digitize their own items, or they may employ the “Memvelope” service to have a limited number of their items digitized by library staff. Patrons must supply their own digital media for conservation. The Heritage Studio offers stations where patrons can reserve time to digitize a number of formats, including popular home-video formats VHS and Betamax, as well as camcorder formats hi8, MiniDV, and compact VHS-C. Patrons may reserve the Photo Station to batch-scan photographs, or use a special transparency scanner to scan negatives and slides. The Audio Station offers a reel-to-reel audio tape player, as well as vinyl, audio cassette, and microcassette players, all with digitizing capability. Users can make use of three Projector Stations to convert 16 mm, 8 mm, and Super8 films. The Large Format Scanner will scan documents up to 33.5 inches wide and 23 inches tall in order to capture big books, rare newspapers, magazines, large advertising materials, and artwork. The Heritage Studio of Community Memory is located on the 4th floor of the Clearwater Main Library at 100 North Osceola Avenue in Clearwater, Florida, and is open during library hours and by appointment. The Heritage Studio is open to the public and no library card is needed in order to use the Studio. Library staff are available to get users started and to help solve any technical problems.
Director: Currently vacant
Year: 2017
Address: 100 N Osceola Ave Clearwater, FL 33755
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: This is the web page where patrons may get information about the Heritage Studio and what it offers. They can also make reservations to use the equipment from this page.
Secondary URL:
Secondary URL Description: This is the web page where patrons may get information about the Memvelope service. They can also download the policies and forms required to have items digitized by library staff.