What formats do you have? Film? Audiotape? CDs? What condition are they in? How much of each format do you have? Being able to answer these questions is a crucial first step in embarking on your preservation project. Additionally, having clear, concise labels on your media will help you to identify and prioritize it for preservation. This section offers instruction on how to identify the media types you have, how to label your media and how to catalog/create an inventory of your collection.