I get the feeling that they are overstating the problem a little bit. Can
heads be replaced and surely the ability to manufacture them is no going
away completely. Spares can be made, componants on circuit boards replaced.
Are these things really going to die completely in 6 years? It will get
harder amd more expensive in the long run, but im sure a certain amount of
machinery will be kept running for a wjile yet, just luke the BBC's 2"
machine. It doesn't get used much nows as all the 2" has been d8gitised,
but it's kept running just incase. I see this more as a plea for more
funding disguised as a news story.
The British Library sent out the same sort of story a few years ago in
regards to sound recording and that very few working 1/4" machines would
soon be left working.
On Thu, 20 Jun 2019, 21:19 CJB, <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ok - not audio but ...
> Fears large chunks of Australia's 20th century history could be lost
> forever unless priceless film archive is digitised by 2025
> * National Archives has 220,000 hours of historic footage on old
> magnetic tapes
> * The majority or 60 per cent of that content is still be be
> digitally preserved
> * Agency's director-general said content could be lost forever
> within six years