The Memory Library is a revolutionary new website which gives people the chance to collect all of their memories into one place and create a personal archive for friends and family to treasure for generations to come. I thought this was perfect as both a new mum and the family historian so was delighted to give it a try.
The idea is that members have a virtual box, into which they can put all their letters, photos, films, music and documents that have a special memory or meaning. The website will then create for them a bespoke timeline and insert these into it, providing a multi-media presentation of their life, as never before.
An online tutorial allows users to record and save stories and anecdotes for their personal timelines. For those who need a little extra help, The Memory Library team provide a professional film crew to come to the home and sensitively coach, record and then edit memories ready to be uploaded, shared and saved forever. It’s safe and simple, password protected with online hints and tips, as well as a free helpline. Members can also select their own Memory Library website address to share with friends and family.
The concept is simple and easy to use. If, like other new parents, you have thousands of photographs and film of your little one growing up then this is a great way of picking a few favourite images and creating a simple timeline. You can imagine adding school reports and favourite songs to your timeline as your child grows and it would make a lovely digital story of their life.
Test membership is free and will enable you to build your timeline and add a small number of photos, documents, music tracks and 8 minutes of video. You can upgrade to full membership from £19.00. Visit The Memory Library at www.thememorylibrary.com
I was sent gold membership voucher (worth £121) which covers virtually unlimited capacity – 1,000mb (1,000+ photos or documents, hundreds of music tracks and tons of written text) and also 1,000 minutes of home movies, camcorder tapes and video memory recordings, using webcam or a video recorder.