Recommendations for archiving audio tapes

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Mon Oct 20 18:08:42 2003

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003, John A. Dundas III wrote:

> Thanks to all that responded. Looks like I found something worth
> saving; maybe others have some of these audio tapes (decaying) in
> their garages as well. I will attempt to carefully preserve the
> original contents (lossless, well, analog to digital anyway) as well
> as create a lossy copy for Internet distribution. A couple more
> questions...

These are the kind of tapes that I love to collect and compile. If they
haven't already been archived by the ACM then folks like us certainly need
to do so.

I have a lot of old audio and video tapes (and other media) waiting to be
archived as soon as I get to that particular point in my overall project.
I have a couple hundred videos (in VHS and 3/4" format), hundreds of
slides, and a few dozen audio tapes (so far). I also have a fair number
of photographs, but I'm definitely lacking in that department (the
Computer History Museum has thousands).

Notwithstanding copyright issues, I plan to make copies available for
research, just as I do with the other stuff in my archive.

Don't expect anything anytime soon, however. There's still a lot of work
to do. But it is being done.

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