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This is the Frequently Asked Questions section for Centennial Memories. Click on a question of interest to go to that section of this page.
How do I add a file to Centennial Memories?
How do I add my story to Centennial Memories?
Can I add a comment to an item?
What kinds of digital content can I add to Centennial Memories?
Why doesn't my contribution appear right away?
I have more information about a photo or item. How can I add to the description or add a comment?
I have a lot of photos and memorabilia, but they haven't been scanned. Can the Libraries scan them for me?
Where can I get my photos or Items scanned or digitized?
I have an idea for an Exhibit. How do I contact you?
I have questions or concerns about some of the content in Centennial Memories. What should I do?


How do I add a file to Centennial Memories?
Click on the "Add Item" tab and fill out the form. Watch the Add an Item video for a step by step demonstration and more information.
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How do I add my story to Centennial Memories?
Click on the "Add Item" tab and fill out the form, chosing Story from the drop down menu. Watch the How to add a story to Centennial Memories video for a step by step demonstration and more information.
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Can I add a comment to an item?
Sure! Look for the "Tell Us More About This Item" link on the individual item page. Fill out the requested information. If you want to see others' comments, click on the "See What Other People Are Saying" link. Comments will be reviewed and may not appear right away.
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What kinds of digital content can I add to Centennial Memories?


You can add content in the form of stories, images, video clips, audio clips, pdfs, powerpoint files, and a variety of other formats. Please make sure that you own the rights to the content you are contributing, or you have permission of the rights holder. All content should relate to your time at BGSU in some way.


In addition, Centennial Memories reserves the right to review content for appropriateness. Content that does not fit within the scope of Centennial Memories, or is inappropriate or offensive, may not be made public.


In general, most common image, document, audio and vidoe file formats can be uploaded. The allowed file extentions are: asf, asx, avi, bmp, divx, doc, docx, gif, jp2, jpe, jpeg, jpg, m4a, mdb, mid, midi, mov, mp3, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpg, mpp, odb, odc, odf, odg, odp, ods, odt, ogg, pdf, png, pot, pps, ppt, pptx, qt, ra, ram, rtf, rtx, swf, tif, tiff, txt, wav, wma, wmv, wmx, xla, xls, xlsx, xlt, and xlw.
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Why doesn't my contribution appear right away?


The Centennial Memories administrators review all content before it becomes public. Depending on the volume or timing of submissions, it may take awhile for your contribution to appear. If you have any questions, email us at memories@bgsu.edu.
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I have more information about a photo or item. How can I add to the description or add a comment?


Look for the "Tell Us More About This Item" link after the description of each item. Fill it out, and it will send us an email and also add your comments to the "See What Other People Are Saying."
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I have a lot of photos and memorabilia, but they haven't been scanned. Can the Libraries scan them for me?


The University Libraries does not provide scanning and digitizing services. However, many local and national businesses do provide digitizing services for a fee.
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Where can I get my photos or items scanned or digitized?

Here are a few places to start. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the University Libraries or Bowling Green State University – they are included for informational purposes only. Check your local copy shop or photo store for services also! Often local businesses provide a more complete range of services.


National Chains – Services may vary by location. Information given was accurate in April 2009; services may have changed.
 
Walgreens Photo Department
(BG 419-352-1645 – services at other Walgreens may vary)
The BG Walgreens can scan up to 24 still photos to a CD; They can also scan slides, but the turnaround is a bit longer because they send them offsite. Check with your local Walgreens for exact services.
 
FedEx Office
(BG 419-354-3977 – check your local FedEx Office for exact services)
Photo scanning to DVD
 
MotoPhoto Toledo
(419-382-6686 -- Check with the local MotoPhoto for exact services.)
Offers restoration services on photos, as well as transferring movies, photos, video tape and slides to DVD.
 
Walmart Photo Department
Self-Service Scanning for photos (no slide scanning)
Check with your local Walmart for exact services
 
 
These are some popular online scanning services – please read the fine print carefully for services and prices, and do your own research as to consumer satisfaction, etc.
 
BritePix.com
DigmyPics.com
ScanCafe.com
ScanMyPhotos.com
 
 
Other information about online scanning services
 
Digitize your memories
CNNMoney.com article rating 6 popular online digitizing services (Three listed above plus Digital Pickle , Digital Memories Online , and Larsen Digital):
 
 
“Your Photos, off the shelf at last” Pogue, David
August 13, 2008, New York Times


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I have an idea for an Exhibit. How do I contact you?

 Email us at memories@bgsu.edu and tell us your idea!


I have questions or concerns about some of the content in Centennial Memories. What should I do?
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If you are the rights holder to any of the content and did not give your permission, if you have concerns about the accuracy of any of the descriptions, or if you have a complaint about any comments, please email us at memories@bgsu.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please give as much detail in your email as you can about which item, specifics of your concern, etc.
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