Identification, transfer and preservation of audio and video files

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| *Title* \\ | Identification, transfer and preservation of audio and video files |
| *Detailed description* | Audio and video files are held on a variety of media and in various file formats. Most storage is less than optimal and needs to be updated for long-term storage and access. \\
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In order to accomplish this we need to be able to copy the files from the original discs, determine what types of files we are dealing with and whether they are still viable. The recordings will need to be stored long term in a form which allows them to be accessible to researchers and hopefully eventually transferred online, any recommendations for this and any suggestions for what would be best for digitising further archival audio and video would be brilliant. Any solution needs to be something which can be used by someone with limited technical abilities.\\
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In order to accomplish this we need to be able to copy the files from the original discs, determine what types of files we are dealing with and whether they are in suitably good condition.\\
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Once the files have been identified they will need to be preserved and stored long term in a form which allows them to be accessible to researchers . Any recommendations for this and any suggestions for what would be best for digitising further archival audio and video would be brilliant. \\
While this is a somewhat basic issue, the idea of signposting to programmes which could make a toolkit for archives staff with similar collections and limited technical ability could be useful. |
While this is a somewhat basic issue, there's so much out there that it's really confusing and intimidating for archives staff starting out in digital preservation trying to choose . Having a toolkit of  programs and guidance for \\ |
| *Issue champion* | [~jharrisonri]\\ |
| *Other interested parties* \\ | _Any other parties who are also interested in applying Issue Solutions to their Datasets._ |
| *Context* | _Details of the institutional context to the Issue._ \\ |
| *Lessons Learned* | _Notes on Lessons Learned from tackling this Issue that might be useful to inform digital preservation best practice_ . \\ |
| *Datasets* | [REQ:Ri Archive collections - audio, video and image examples|REQ:Ri Archive collections - audio, video and image examples]\\ |
| *Solutions* | _Reference to the appropriate Solution page(s), by hyperlink._ |