Globe and Mail: Vancouver's archivists are keeping it reel

Talk about the work of collecting, restoring and preserving our film heritage here.
Richard P. May
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Unread post by Richard P. May » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:39 am

This work is admirable, and it is good to see that they are storing the film in cold storage to retard deterioration. It does seem, however, that they are transferring the images to digital files, and considering that to be preservation.
I would hope that they also have the resources to duplicate the film to new film stock, which has extremely long endurance, far beyond what is know today for video.
Dick May

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