RE: [Videolib] Preservation/Security copies (Next steps?)

Jed Horovitz (
Wed, 26 Jan 2005 13:49:13 -0500

Check out the Internet Archive at Brewster Kahle
may be able to help you get started as he is doing something similar with
orphaned books.


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Subject: [Videolib] Preservation/Security copies (Next steps?)


I am wondering if it might be a good idea to create a task force (perhaps as
an offshoot of the ALA or ACRL groups, but not necessarily) to look at this

Things we might think about doing could be:

1. Come up with guidelines or provide some clarification around this issue


2. Agree on a process through which libraries could acquire copies of
damaged, deteriorating, lost or stolen media (or create some sort of loose
consortium of libraries that would be willing to work together on this
within certain parameters).

I think it will be important to look closely at the law, but also to
carefully consider the concerns of creators and distributors.

What do others think? What would the proper forum for this be?


Michael Brewer
Slavic Studies, German Studies & Media Arts Librarian
University of Arizona Library A210
1510 E. University
P.O. Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721
Voice: 520.307.2771
Fax: 520.621.9733

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