Composite Capture card (find one on amazon, I use a knock off called EasyCAP) and a VCR (free, I assume you have one): cost about $20
This setup can be used to archive anything with composite out.
On the more expensive (faster) side there are solutions where the tape is cut and is run though a machine, but I doubt you want to go that route.
These are not the only options, but the best I have come across.
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> On Jan 22, 2014, at 6:42 PM, "Jeffrey Sabol" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I would like to inquire about possible methods that others have used to
> convert VHS tapes to digital files. This project would be done in house by
> library staff. I am familiar with Elgato Video Capture but would like to
> know about other possible options.
> Thank you,
> Jeffrey Sabol