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by Linda M
Has your school got old VHS tapes? Film? Audio tapes which need preservation? Do you need to draw your school’s attention to this? Or are you the one who’s tasked with digitising all the old ‘stuff’?
A team from Silver and Ballard was at the annual school archives workshop recently. They specialise in media migration. Sales Development Manager Andrew Crenfeldt provided a list of issues that need action.
Andrew also provided a checklist for action:
Once you have this information you are in a position to get an idea of the cost in time and money involved in transferring your archive to digital file – either in-house or out-sourced.
You will also need to consider what you want to do with the content once it is digitised, as different uses may require different digital file types, for example:
It is possible to get several digital file types, for varied uses, made at the same time.
Whether you address these issues in-house, or out-source this work commercially, the message for the day was“Do it now!”
flickr image by Olga Berrios
Thank you to Silver & Ballard for permission to reproduce their checklists.
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