Archiving and backup

15.1 Selection for archiving

Archiving often involves difficult decisions. If you keep everything, then you soon will be buried in old recordings. To be any use, they need to be catalogued; this is a lot of work.

Yet, so often, the interview that is thrown away is the one that turns out to have commercial value because of later fame or notoriety acquired by the person interviewed.

15.2 Compact disc

The ease with which computers can burn CDs has simplified the matter. A CD blank can contain about 80 minutes of audio in standard CD audio format. The discs themselves take up relatively little space, especially if kept in folders rather than conventional ‘jewel cases’. Plastic sleeves punched for insertion into standard lever ...

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