What and How
What should be preserved and How?
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.
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.
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