Archiving Means Staying Current on Latest Technologies

video-distributionSource: Archivists Guide to Archiving Video

As you have likely experienced, technology changes rapidly and dramatically, and hardware does not last long. Even if your videos remain intact and uncorrupted in storage, at some point in the future they may become obsolete unplayable because new machines and software will not be able to read them.

Long-term preservation involves not only maintaining the original, but also regularly refreshing it on new storage media and, for access, migrating to up-to-date formats or building software that can play the obsolete format.

By definition, preservation requires ongoing resources. Whoever is going to preserve your videos has to be able to commit to investing what is necessary to retain, manage, and provide access over a long period of time. This includes technological and organizational infrastructure, skilled staff, financial resources, planning, and policies.

Archiving is an ongoing process that begins when a video is created and continues infinitely into the future.  Archiving is a process that can be incorporated into your existing video workflows.

Archiving is a way to ensure your videos remain authentic and intact, so you can use them as evidence. Archiving is a way to ensure your videos are available, findable and playable long into the future. However archiving is NOT a one-time action and archiving is NOT putting your videos on a hard drive and leaving it on a shelf.

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