[Videolib] Video preservation

Linda Engelberg (engel@hawaii.edu)
Wed, 31 Dec 2003 14:55:59 -1000 (HST)

Has anyone had experience with purchasing the rights to put complete
documentaries (not home videos) on a secured server for preservation
purposes as well as campus access. I need information on how people are
attempting to preserve older, important, unique documentaries on videotape
that are in danger of disintegrating? (I'm dealing with a huge collection
of Hawaii/Pacific Island/Asia titles.) Is making a DVD preservation copy
preferable to putting them on a server? (I know that DVD is not a
preservation medium, that 16mm films is still preferred) I fear that
rights for putting old copyrighted videos on the web are different from
educational rights and, in most cases, may not be available?

Linda Engelberg
Video Librarian
Wong Audiovisual Center
Sinclair Library
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-5414
FAX (808) 956-5952
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