It takes between 10-15 years for audio and video content to start the degradation and become format obsolete. Many libraries, archives and museums currently hold enormous time based media. Consider environmental issues surrounding storage and this becomes a major issue. Quite frightening when the historical content could be lost forever.
It doesn't have to be though. Our team are here to support.
PRESERVING TIME BASED MEDIA
Audio and video materials of significant cultural and historical value can sometimes fall under the hands of people who lack specialised training. At Oxford Digitisation Centre we understand the challenges of preserving time based media. We support collections from several units to the 1000's expertly handling the contents and converting them to formats suitable for archiving and online viewing.