Category Archives: Digital News

News stories about all things to do with Digital AudioVisual archives.

The BBC’s new online archive will let you rediscover gloriously un-PC shows – but oh, the gems they’ve left out

It ain’t half frustrating, Mum! The BBC’s new online archive will let you rediscover gloriously un-PC shows – but oh, the gems they’ve left out  For telly addicts, the announcement that the BBC was throwing open the doors to its … Continue reading

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Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games

Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games by David Kracker We now recognize the late Yasujiro Ozu as one of Japan’s finest film directors, but his early works are lost to history, victims of a time … Continue reading

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Million minutes of archive film footage goes online

Million minutes of archive film footage goes online A million minutes of archive film footage has gone online, much of it not seen for 50 years. The videos from Associated Press paint a picture of London’s changing landscape and culture. … Continue reading

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The International Olympic Committee Just Rescued Its Priceless Video Archive

The International Olympic Committee Just Rescued Its Priceless Video Archive Seven years and 100,000 hours of work later, the IOC’s archive has been digitized and preserved In a time of ever-changing formats and a glut of unforgettable footage, archival preservation … Continue reading

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Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed?

Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed? Data is everywhere. While your photos, documents and emails for the last two decades are probably archived and accessible somewhere, your tweets, social media updates, instant messages … Continue reading

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Yale project preserving Benny Goodman film and audio

Yale project preserving Benny Goodman film and audio NEW HAVEN >> Benny Goodman fans three centuries from now will be able to watch the “King of Swing” do his thing on classics such as “Sing, Sing, Sing,” at least if … Continue reading

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Learning How to Take VHS Tapes and Archive Their Content

Learning How to Take VHS Tapes and Archive Their Content VHS tapes were everywhere for a long period of time, and now they have become hopelessly obsolete technology. However, the people who taped things off the television back in the … Continue reading

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