[Humanist] 25.549 what to do with tapes
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 549.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:11:41 -0600
From: Patricia Galloway <galloway at ischool.utexas.edu>
Subject: RE: [Humanist] 25.537 what to do with tapes?
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My Digital Archiving and Preservation class in the School of
Information, University of Texas at Austin, has been working with legacy
formats (floppies in multiple formats, zips, Jaz, etc. etc.--though not
open-reel tapes) in collaboration with the Goodwill Computer Museum in
Austin which has been assisting me to build a lab for doing this.
Computer museums are a good choice; in California the Computer History
Museum and in Seattle the Living Computer Museum both deal with
open-reel tapes in their own work. University archives programs and
government archives are also setting up such labs. And of course there
are businesses that do format conversions as well, although their
concerns may be less with the authenticity of the material than its
School of Information, UT-Austin
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