Followers of the “Posts from the Archives” blog series will recall a post from this past February describing our project to inventory Senator Byrd’s Audio/Visual (AV) Collection in preparation for digitization. At the time, we had just started digging into the boxes and sorting the materials by media type. Now, several months later, we’ve made significant progress on this endeavor, though we are still making exciting new discoveries.
Over the next few weeks, we will be wrapping up our inventorying of these important records in Senator Byrd’s Collection. Using the information collected in this process, we will begin to examine the best options for migrating these analog files to digital formats for better access and long-term preservation.