Current preservation standards advocate for both holding onto your original tapes and films, then reformatting them to a more current media (or digitizing them) so that you can watch them if your original fails or if you have no way to play it back. This section provides tips for how to store your original materials as well as how to successfully digitize or reformat them. This section also delves into maintaining your collection for the long-term.

Step 8: Storage

Step 9: Reformatting / Digitization

Step 10: Long-Term

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