Finland’s KAVI to preserve historic 2-inch videotape content

KAVI begins a preservation push to digitise the oldest section of its videotape collection. Memnon was selected as the successful bidder to digitise a large 2-inch video tape collection held by KAVI, The National Audiovisual Institute in Finland. KAVI is the Finnish body responsible for archiving film and other audiovisual materials, including television programmes. The…

DR digitizes and preserves its vast historic ¼’’ audio collection

DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, is the oldest and largest public-service radio and television broadcasting company in Denmark. DR aims to preserve its vast historic radio recordings and audio collections. The collection comprises published programs of all genres as well as unpublished productions (such as concert recordings) dating back to 1950 up to 2006. DR…

[Case Study] Columbia University – Preserving moments that marked the history of radio broadcasting

Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library acquired legendary radio host Bob Fass’s archive, an extensive collection of radio broadcasts, original photographs, and personal correspondence, in 2016. Highlights from the 600,000 minutes of audio offers in-depth, unfiltered insight into the counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s. The recordings were stored on fragile tapes that…

Irish Traditional Music Archive starts project to preserve sound heritage

The Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has been an essential asset in the preservation of Ireland’s rich music tradition and heritage. Recently, recognizing the value in analogue sound digitization and the paramount importance of long-term digital preservation, ITMA has begun the Digital Audio/Visual Preservation (DAP) Project. The Project aims to digitize audio and audio-visual content…