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LAC migrates audio and video recordings

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Published on Oct 29, 2012

Audio and video recordings are facing a preservation crisis because the required playback equipment is aging, unreliable and obsolete. Expertise is disappearing in analogue audio and video technologies, and the physical formats are deteriorating. In late 2009, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) implemented a ten-year Audiovisual Migration Strategy to preserve valuable historical content on the audio and video recordings in its collection. This video highlights that work. As of 2012, approximately 40,000 hours of content has been migrated.

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