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Personal Preservation Tips: Services for Self Archiving

An overview of basic storage best practices to help with preserving personal photographs, papers and digital files.

Services @ CUNY

Queens College Memory Lab

The Queens College Library Memory Lab is a do-it-yourself (DIY) space for CUNY students, faculty, and staff to learn about archiving and digitize personal, administrative, and scholarly materials, including VHS tapes, audio cassettes, photographic prints, slides, and negatives. This service is free of cost to all.

Web Preservation Guide

Information from the CUNY Graduate Center on how to archive websites

METRO Studio

METRO Studio offers tools and resources that empower our members to create, preserve, and share media assets.


Archive Consultation

Maybe you have photos glued to a photo album that you can't get out? Have odd sized photographs? Don't know what cultural institutions might be interested in?

If you are a member of the LaGuardia Community College community and have archival questions please contact Thomas Cleary ( with any questions.  

It is possible to set up a short session to go over what you have and good ways to store your materials if you have materials that are not covered in this guide.  If you do not have access to a scanner at home, arrangements can be made to set up a scanning session as well.

Library Media Resources Center
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, room E101
Long Island City, NY 11101
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