What and How

What should be preserved and How?

What:

  • Digital still images of events, town landscape, people, and brief video "memories" (MASS Memories)

  • YouTube and WinCAM recordings of events, including Town Day, Enka, WFEE Trivia (and Spelling) Bee, old analog standard definition public access programs originally broadcast on Winchester's Cable Channels, etc.

  • Video documentation of historical events and "oral" history

  • Town Meeting transcripts and recorded video (broadcast live during meeting)

  • Legacy paper / parchment documents to be scanned, indexed, text searchable where possible,

  • VHS tapes to be converted before they cannot be read anymore

  • Documents and records on 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disks, zip cartridges, 9track 1/2 inch magnetic tape, etc.

  • Audio recordings.

How:

  • All electronic media, such as VHS tapes, audio tapes, 8mm, super 8mm, 16mm film must to be converted to a digital format for access via the Internet or any other digital channel.

  • Digitized content needs to be indexed, tagged, create and attach metadata to enable searching. At this time practical technology does not exist to directly search an actual video file/stream, but in time this will be available.