Identifying Endangered Media Formats

By   05/25/2021
06/30/2021 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Identifying Endangered Media Formats
Julia Novakovic, Archivist, The Strong National Museum of Play
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
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Endangered media formats such as floppy disks, u-matic tapes, and data tapes pose difficult preservation questions for collecting institutions. These increasingly obsolete media formats are sometimes pushed to the side when organizing and preserving archival collections, simply because we often don’t know what to do with them. Join Julia Novakovic, Archivist at The Strong National Museum of Play, as she shares her experience with identifying and caring for endangered media formats. This webinar will also address topics such as developing surveys for media collections, finding reference information on these formats, and determining next steps for what you might want to do once you have these numbers.