WHAT YOU WILL FIND INSIDE

A snapshot of the key points.

Examination of the two major threats to your AV archive - degradation and the real killer TECHNOLOGY OBSOLESCENCE.

A look at audiovisual media and a reminder of the important role it plays in society.

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A look at digitisation as a solution to the threats of degradation and technology obsolescence.

We delve into the roadblocks that you will face with digitisation projects.

Audiovisual media experts world-wide agree, media degradation and technology obsolescence is an immediate and real threat to the sustainability of our physical moving image and sound archives.

As you read this paper, you will become keenly aware that time has run out to preserve your precious historical, commercial and cultural audiovisual records. It is evident that you must immediately take the necessary steps to digitise your collection. Or it will be too late.

We invite you to share this paper among collection stakeholders and your colleagues to raise awareness that the time to act is now. 

“We are now at the nadir of digitisation cost from analog media. Improvements over the past decade have increased productivity in order to reduce cost along with the invention of purpose built digitisation engines and effective workflow. From here, however, things get much worse and far more expensive. The analog playback machines are far too few in number and far too poor in condition to play back anything but a small fraction of the recordings left to migrate. As working machines go from precious to rare, the cost of running them dramatically increases, ultimately increasing the cost of migration. Those who have not already migrated their content will likely find that in a few years’ time the options are few and expensive.”

Jim Linder 

CEO. Media Matters

A collection of views from industry experts that highlights the dire outlook for video and audio tape archives.

DOWNLOAD this white paper to learn why your content kept on video and audio tape has less than 10 years until it will be lost FOREVER.

ACCESS TO CONTENT ON VIDEO AND AUDIO TAPE WILL BE LOST IN 10 YEARS.

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