More detail on my post on hiring av professionals-

I am finishing up an article for a magazine "Public Libraries."  The
article is on basic steps that libraries should tape to preserve
videos of historic interest. Many public libraries have a local
history collection with interviews similar to oral histories, things
tapes off the local or national news that concerns their town, etc.

These type of things generally just lie around- I'm trying to do some
education at a real basic level- but part of that is how to get
things duplicated in a professional manner.

A long answer to your question- but probably most libraries I am
thinking of would have no more than 20-30 of these tapes, and no
hardware other than a standard home playback machine.

Tony Greiner

>When you say small to middle sized library, I wonder how many tapes you
>have. Is it cost effective to hire someone to do the work in-house (assuming
>you have the hardware already), or would it be better to out-source?
>Joe Salerno
>Video Works! Is it working for you?
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>From: "Tony Greiner/Mary Grant" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 11:03 PM
>Subject: [ARSCLIST] How to find/hire av professionals
>>  This list has been a great help to me, a librarian who occasionally
>>  has cause or need to learn about electronic media. One more request-
>>  If a small to middle-sized library wanted to hire someone to dub
>>  (duplicate) some tapes for them, how should they go about finding and
>>  hiring someone qualified?
>>  Is there a "certification" program, or some other form of
>>  accreditation that the institution can rely on to determine
>>  professional skill?
>>  Thanks
>>  Tony Greiner
>>  --
>>  Tony Greiner/Mary Grant  [log in to unmask]

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