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FAQ

Q. How do I preserve my motion picture film at home?

A. The Association of Moving Image Archivists' Independent Media Interest
Group has developed the Film Preservation Manual for Home and Independent Filmmakers to address this very question. Please review the information provided at: http://www.filmforever.org/

Q. What about photographs?

A. The Library of Congress has a guide for Caring for Your Photographic Collections.

Q. How about video and audio tape?

A: Magnetic media has a whole new set of preservation concerns. For information on preserving magnetic media, the classic text is Magnetic Tape Storage and Handling by John Van Bogart.

Q. And my CDs and DVDs?

A. Try Information Technology: Care and Handling for the Preservation of CDs and DVDs - A Guide for Librarians and Archivists by Fred R. Byers.

For access to more resources on media preservation, visit our Online Resources page.