CBC: CBC urged to preserve master recordings of radio and TV programming after making digital copies

CBC: CBC urged to preserve master recordings of radio and TV programming after making digital copies. “The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation (CBMF) is urging CBC to stop destroying original radio and television programming after making digital copies, arguing these master recordings are irreplaceable. The Toronto charitable foundation said in a release Wednesday that CBC’s English Services began destroying original radio and TV programming at the beginning of April. The foundation said this flies in the face of internationally accepted standards and best practices of audiovisual preservation due to the unknown characteristics of digitization, such as long-term stability and vulnerability to electromagnetic interference.”

NationTalk: IRC – CBC Prepares For Indigenous-Language Digital Archive Project

NationTalk: IRC – CBC Prepares For Indigenous-Language Digital Archive Project. “More than 64,000 hours of CBC North TV and Radio content broadcast in Indigenous languages, including Inuvialuktun, will be transferred from old reels, cassettes and CDs into digital formats. Over the next five years, CBC will begin digitizing, cataloging, and sharing their Indigenous-language content into an online library, which will then be shared to as many communities as possible with a focus on those that are directly linked.”