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Personal Digital Archiving : Audio/Video

Digital objects deteriorate and require consistent care. Learn how to take care of your born-digital materials through these resources. Guide to Archiving Video

WITNESS trains and supports activists in video production to aid in achieving human rights globally. They provide guides on video making as well as video archiving to ensure activist's video documentation can be used well into the future. Find their wealth of resources here

Audio/Video Archiving

Library of Congress Guides

Keeping Personal Digital Video

Technical file quality is an important consideration for digital video. Videos that are posted on the Web, for example, are often grainy and have less information than the original version.

Save the highest quality versions of your videos along with good descriptive information about them.

Keeping Personal Digital Audio

You may have many digital audio files with music, lectures and other sound recordings. Some of these have personal, financial or other value that leads you to keep them for a long time.

You should make sure that the audio files you select for saving are in an open file format. This will ensure the greatest flexibility for future use.

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