No matter if you have just started the digitization of your audiovisual collection or you have almost finished it or your collection is already born-digital. Beware that your precious digital data, zeroes and ones, are even in a bigger danger than the original analogue material they have originated from. The preservation process is never finished; it just bears a new adjective: digital preservation. Sooner or later you will be facing the same difficulties that our experts have been facing already for a while: how to ensure long-term availability, accessibility and usability of digital media objects and associated metadata, and finding ways to increase access by integrating the media archives with European on-line digital libraries in a digital preservation framework. The good news is that the experts are willing to share their skills and know-how with you!