Sunday, March 14, 2010

Double the History, Double the Fun

There's an interesting platform studies problem discussed in "Duplicating Federal Videos for an Online Archive." Archivists dealing with the problem of transporting materials from one potentially fragile medium to another and the problem of unindexed moving images. But they are also managing to "crowd source" solutions to their problems by calling on the services of volunteers. Although the concept of remains only in proposal stages, those working for the the International Amateur Scanning League and on FedFlix have hopes that their services will aid the National Archives and other government record-keepers in preserving videos for posterity.



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