Library Technology Officer
The Vanderbilt Television News Archive has been recording the evening news on videotape since 1968 and is the world’s most extensive and complete archive of television news. The Archive currently makes its extensive collection available to researchers on site and through loans of videotapes. Given the rapidly approaching obsolescence of the videotape format on which the collection currently resides, the Archive faces the need to convert its collection and explore new business models. This presentation outlines the Archiveís plans for digitizing its collection, the challenges in finding a sustainable business model, and where the Archive stands regarding copyright issues.
The session will include a demonstration of the new database structure and search interface, the system for placing loan requests online, and the prototype of the streaming video delivery system.