Keeping the culture: archiving and the 21st Century
VALA 2000 CONCURRENT SESSION 8: Multimedia
Dr Bob Pymm
Manager, Collection Management, ScreenSound Australia (now the National Film and Sound Archive)
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Archiving for permanent retention is facing some major challenges as we move into the next millennium. These include issues relating to selection from a burgeoning mass of information being produced in a wide range of formats; issues relating to media longevity and equipment obsolescence; migrating information across formats; the commercialisation of activities; the growing impact of IT requirements and the complexity of copyright and other rights in digital materials.