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The Threat

No country, even the most advanced in terms of digitization and conservation, is immune to the destruction of important collections and archives.  These include news footage, sound recordings, cultural records, home movies, television and cinema.

The threats to the our cultural memory are many and include aging collections, obsolete technologies, poor storage, natural disasters and war.

  • Lack of replay equipment for the archive formats.
  • Ageing collections
  • Inherent obsolescence of equipment & stock
  • Non ideal atmospheric conditions
  • Poor storage & documentation
  • Lack of good quality management
  • Lack of control over content or rights
  • Lack of value & investment
  • Lack of training & education
  • Risk of natural disaster
  • War, political change
  • Just the sheer size of the problem