The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 22, Number 6

Choosing a Videotape Preservation Format: Some Rules to Live By

by Sarah Stauderman

The author posted the following text December 29 on AMIA-L@LSV.UKY.EDU, the Association of Moving Image Archivists' listserv, as a contribution to a general discussion of preservation formats for videotape. She is a conservator for VidiPax, and can be reached by telephone in Washington, DC at 202/546-2453 or by e-mail:

To continue, reiterate, or add to this discussion a bit, some rules to live by:

My thanks (or apologies) to Jim Wheeler, Jim Lindner, the AMIA Preservation Committee, the AMIA-Listserv, and others for helping me produce this summary. For an excellent article that basically says the same thing as this and much more, see Jim Wheeler's article in Conservation OnLine (CoOL):

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