Fam Brownlee, local historian and staffer from the North Carolina Room, did an excellent job instructing the group about how to use the flatbed scanner. His trademark humor and knowledge of technology made him a crowd favorite.
Around noon, Merrikay Brown, head of the Lewisville Branch Library, took over to teach the group about the slide scanner, VHS to digital, and audio cassette to digital converters.
FCPL Assistant Director Elizabeth Skinner was pleased with the results from the workshop. FCPL is collaborating with the Forsyth County Computer Training Bridge to implement digitization center training courses for the public on a regular basis. It looks like the equipment and training via “Preserving Forsyth’s Past” has created a true community resource!