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‘Waking the dead’: Preserving obsolete audiovisual formats in New Zealand heritage libraries and archives

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dc.contributor.author Mills, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T04:59:29Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:34:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T04:59:29Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:34:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20268
dc.description.abstract Physical preservation of obsolete audiovisual (AV) formats is complex. Many aspects must be considered around storage, care, and access of these items before any preservation methods can begin. There has been much written about AV preservation from an international viewpoint, but little looking from a local New Zealand perspective. This study approaches issues surrounding preservation of AV formats from a New Zealand heritage viewpoint, with preservationists from three heritage libraries and archives interviewed to determine issues, processes, and solutions with these formats. A qualitative, case-study methodology using semi-structured interviews was used to frame this research, and compare the different approaches of the three institutions. Five AV preservationists from the three institutions participated in this research, with each participant providing valuable insight into the different processes around AV preservation. Results suggest that institutions are approaching issues about preservation with care, and concern, as many formats are already obsolete, with playback equipment rapidly becoming irreplaceable, or unobtainable. The importance of keeping these formats is a key component of AV preservation too, as without them, information is lost, and may never be recovered. Results impact on libraries and archives with obsolete AV materials by providing advice, or answers about preserving these formats when there are complex issues surrounding them. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Audiovisual en_NZ
dc.subject Obsolete en_NZ
dc.subject Formats en_NZ
dc.subject Preservation en_NZ
dc.subject Equipment en_NZ
dc.subject Content en_NZ
dc.title ‘Waking the dead’: Preserving obsolete audiovisual formats in New Zealand heritage libraries and archives en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Information Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 430205 Heritage and cultural conservation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoaV2 280113 Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology en_NZ

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