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Bertram Lyons


During this year’s IASA conference in Washington, DC at the Library of Congress, I noticed continued discussion of trends that are ever-looming in our feld: (1) digital video care and management improvements and (2) increased access demands for digital audiovisual collections. We are required to be agile in our ability to provide effortless access to audiovisual archives in the digital landscape; and simultaneously, we are challenged to design long-term storage infrastructure for the preservation of exponentially growing collections of the biggest (in terms of bytes) digital content in existence—high defnition digital audio and digital video objects. At the core of our work, while we are attending to the many details of audiovisual archives, most of us are still laying dependable infrastructure for digital preservation of and versatile access to our ever-growing digital archives. This is the reality in which we operate today.

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Lyons, B. (2017). Editorial. International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Journal, (47), 4–5. https://doi.org/10.35320/ij.v0i47.26