[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…

VIAA

Preserving Flemish Audiovisual Archive

THE CHALLENGE The Flemish government decided in 2012 that all the Flemish AV heritage kept at libraries, archives, museums and broadcasters should be digitized. VIAA is the Flemish Institute for Archiving. It is engaged in the preservation of audiovisual material in Flanders and aims to make this accessible for everyone. For VIAA an important benefit…