About the working group

The VHS Archives Working Group will bring together scholars, students, librarians, archivists, technologists and community members interested in discussing questions, concerns and best practices about the use, preservation, digitization, and research of VHS collections currently held by organizations, scholars, artists, and activists. Each month a member of the working group will present their archive and the questions, difficulties, surprises, losses and bounty it holds. The group will use each test case as a fertile opportunity to better frame their own video archives, and the broader questions raised by holdings of media nearing format-obsolescence.

Participants