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Subject: Audio tape and videotape

Audio tape and videotape

From: Patricia Smith-Hunt <smith>
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 1998
Our library expects to receive a fairly sizeable collection of
audio and video tapes soon and we are making some preliminary
plans for its preservation and storage. The material is
probably about 10-15 years old and has been stored in
basements. These tapes contain scientific data; therefore, a
faithful reproduction of the original is critical. We have also
been cautioned about reformatting techniques that may result in
loss of information due to compression, cleaning up, etc. The
faculty are very interested in digital migration; however, I
have not been able to find information that definitively
supports this approach. Has anyone had experience with
reformatting audio and/or video tape collects using

Patricia Smith-Hunt
Head, Preservation Department
Vernon R. Alden Library
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Fax: 740-593-2143

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