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Memnon Continues its long time collaboration with the National Library of France to Preserve Extensive Audiovisual Collections

The National Library of France has recognized the importance of preserving its collection of audiovisual materials. The Library knows that media collections are at risk of being lost from two primary factors- degradation and obsolescence. Old audio and video tapes are physically breaking apart and the machines that could play them are difficult to find and maintain.

Over the last twelve years, Memnon has collaborated with the National Library of France to ensure its collection is protected through digitization of their vast collection. The most recent project initiated in 2016 is to convert analog VHS and S-VHS tapes to the latest, high-quality digital formats. Continue Reading…

Memnon digitizes the audio-visual archives of Canal9 in Switzerland

Memnon is pleased to announce that it has won a tender for the digitization of the archives of Canal9, a TV station based in Sierre, in the canton of Valais and also the oldest regional TV station in Switzerland.
Canal9 has been producing and broadcasting programmes since 1984 and since 2005, in digital format only. In 2015, Canal9 deposited its audio-visual archives in analogue format (1984-2005) at the Médiathèque Valais, and shortly after, it received the support of both the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) and Memoriav to preserve and enhance the collection as part of a pilot project aimed at safeguarding the audio-visual heritage produced and broadcast by local and regional TV stations in Switzerland.

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