Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Archiving of government-channel material must be complete and permanent

Archiving of all public meetings recorded and/or broadcast or shared on the Internet by the government channel will be required.

DVD copies are the current form of archived copies of tapes of items used on government channel. The quality of the permanent archived copy must be certified by a staff member before the original tape is erased or recorded over. Preparation and storage of at least one additional copy of each item in a different and secure place is required. A storage hard drive or other electronic storage device may be used to offer another retrieval method.
The Fayetteville Library would be an appropriate place for all government channel productions to be archieved permanently. Future researchers must be able to retrieve complete copies in whatever format becomes dominant at a given time.

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