Monday, March 27, 2017

Saving At-Risk Audiovisual Materials

Saving At-Risk Audiovisual Materials. Jeanne Drewes. American Libraries. March 1, 2017.
     Many audiovisual collections are considered at risk. Large amounts of content could be lost through deterioration of the original media unless it can be transferred to more durable digital formats. As libraries and other institutions rediscover the value of these collections they are taking steps to preserve the sounds and images they contain. Here are some steps to consider when planning your audiovisual preservation project.
  • Know what you have. This is an important first step.
  • Determine your priorities and set goals.
  • Develop an action plan based on your goals. 
"Preserving our own history as a profession by capturing the voices and stories of our colleagues is key toward ensuring our future."

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