What and How
What should be preserved and How?
Digital still images of events, town landscape, people, and brief video "memories" (e.g. MASS Memories)
YouTube and WinCAM recordings of events, including Town Day, Enka, WFEE Trivia and Spelling Bee, Winchester sports, 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 recorded video, broadcast live during meeting, and transcripts,
Legacy paper/parchment documents to be scanned, indexed, text searchable where possible,
VHS tapes to be converted before they cannot be read anymore
Video, documents and records on 3.5", 5.25" and 8" floppy disks, zip cartridges, 9-track 1/2 inch magnetic tape, etc.
Audio recordings such as oral history and interviews.
All electronic media, such as DVDs, VHS tapes, old video tape formats (e g. U-matic, Betamax, Hi8, MiniDV), and audio tapes, and film, such as 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 have attach metadata and tags to be indexed and enable searching. Video files also need texe file(s) of the audio and files representing any text within the video. At this time practical technology does not exist to simply and efficiently search an actual video file/stream to generate these files, but in time this will be available.