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As with audio, to constantly migrate to biggest, latest, and best is 
going to be the only solution for long-term preservation.  I've already 
started to digitize from VHS, S-VHS, Hi8, Digital8, Digibeta to DVD and 
ONWARD!!!

Rod Stephens
Family Theater Productions

steven c wrote:

>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Gregory Lukow" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 4:18 PM
>Subject: [ARSCLIST] Library of Congress/NAVCC digital preservation
>infrastructure
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>> A program to digitally preserve selected film collections (primarily 16mm
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>B&W material, kinescopes, etc.) will follow within a few years.
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>The inherent problem with computerizing stuff on this sort of
>a long-term schedule is that by the time the digitization is
>completed, it is possible that the format will be so obsolete
>as to make it essentially inaccessible!
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>I have megabytes of dBASE files (which are at least importable
>into most database applications)...as well as the original files
>I created for my Dating Guide...on 5.25" floppies in a format so
>obsolete no 21st century program can comprehend them!
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>Steven C. Barr
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