On 21/02/2013, Randy A. Riddle wrote:
> I'll ask a very simple question: Why does all of it have to be
Especially as the cassettes will probably be easier to preserve than
> I'd start with a triage process to prioritize the material.
> There's a point when you have to look at something and determine if
> the material - or significant parts of the material - are worth
> saving. If you're really doing this as a "labor of love", you will
> likely find out that the love affair will end when you consider the
> time and cost involved.
> Archivists and collectors have to make these decisions all of the
> time. I would consider getting advice from a professional with some
> familiarity with the material to see if making it available for
> researchers at some point is going to be really useful or just
> marginally "nice to have". It might be that the content is available
> in other forms or is similar to something already being archived and
> not as useful as something unique.
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