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Library and Archives Canada Audiovisual Migration Strategy

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) preserves over 530,000 hours of audio and video recordings including music, television and radio broadcasts, oral histories and interviews, documentaries and parliamentary proceedings, on cylinders, disks, or tapes. This diverse collection shares a common fate: obsolescence.

To mitigate the risk of losing audiovisual recordings of national significance, Library and Archives Canada has created a new Audiovisual Migration Strategy which recommends migration of content to standard computer file formats.

To see some examples of our preservation activities please visit The Preservation Centre in Action.