Storage Media Conversion

The equipment contained in this kit allows for the creation of copies of content found on older storage mediums – 3” floppy, zip, and writable compact disks, suitable for display on the web for greater visibility.


The kit is designed to be used by staff at libraries and cultural heritage organizations that wish to transfer content from 3” floppy, zip, and writable compact disks in order to extend online access to materials held in their collections, and contribute to the Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) (and by extension the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)).


  • 1 1” white resource kit binder containing:
    • 1 gold key-shaped USB flash drive containing printable documents
  • 1 Clipboard
  • 1 Plastic Pouch containing:
    • 1 USB Cord, labelled for use with Zip Drive
    • 1 DC Power Cord, labelled for use with Laptop
  • 1 Laptop Computer  
  • 1 External Zip Drive
  • 1 External 3.5” Floppy Disk Drive
  • 1 External CD/DVD Drive (with case)
    • 1 USB Cord
  • 1 1TB External Hard Drive (with case)
    • 1 USB Cord
  • Laminated Reference Guide
    • Unpacking & Repacking the Kit


Further Reading

Digitization Process

Selecting Collections

Basic Equipment & Software Recommendations

Digital Capture & Oral History


  • Examples of Deed of Gift, Oral History Release Form, Project Participant Form (something that can capture basic biographical info about a person), etc.

Further Reading on Cataloging & Metadata


Metadata Worksheets
Includes worksheets for Required and Recommended Fields, Omeka CSV Import, and Generic CSV Import.

Storage Media Conversion Kit Feedback Form

Help & Support

General Kit Support

For questions about borrowing, delivery, or return of the kit, contact Kit Support at

Storage Media Conversion Support

For questions or assistance with the use of hardware, software, or documentation found within the Storage Media Conversion Kit, contact:

Amy Hitchner
Metadata and Integration Services Consultant