ABOUT 'PCV MEMORIES'
- PCVs Kit & Greg Porter took a camera and small cassette tape recorder with them to Micronesia. Over the two years, they had difficulty obtaining film and having it processed, and often they could not take photos because they did not have film. They each earned $80 a month and often could not afford film, processing, and mailing costs. They brought audio tapes with them and their parents saved these recordings, but did not always send new tapes.
- At the start of preparing the content for sharing, the original slides (with comments written on them) were in slide boxes and carousels. Some had been made into photos. The original audio tapes were in boxes.
- We sent the slides to Scan Cafe to have them digitized, grouped them and then put them in AirTable and Flikr and added the writing on the slides to the descriptions.
- Michael began digitizing the cassette audio tapes and tried to identify them from the dates on the mailing boxes when available. We then hired John Fede, (Audio Video Recovery Systems, Natick, MA, USA), to digitize all the remaining audio tapes. Michael arranged them in AirTable. Then Kit listened to and arranged them after adding content summaries. Some had already degraded and could not be saved.
- When other PCVs wanted to add content to the site, Michael worked with each of them to determine the best method of working with the content. In some cases we assisted by having ScanCafe do the digitizing.
Below you can see how the various reasons we selected the various services we use to share all of this content with you: