I spent several years working towards maintaining, restoring, archiving, and cataloging the 16mm and 8mm films that constitute most of UCSD Geisel Library’s film collection. This work involved extensive use of digitization hardware and software. As the person primarily tasked with film digitization, much of the work and troubleshooting was done independently. Moreover, I helped in making digital copies of these films easily accessible and searchable. I believe a huge component of digitally archiving media is to not only preserve the material, but also make the content easy to find and use.