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Scarecrow Video VHS Tape Preservation

Project tags:

archives & special collections

Project poster

This project creates priorities for the preservation of an iconic VHS tape collection. Seattle’s Scarecrow Video is one of the world’s largest physical media collections, with over 130,000 film titles available to the public to rent on DVD, Blu-Ray, and VHS. The institution’s VHS collection is comprised of around 15,000 items. VHS tape is an obsolete media format at high risk for deterioration. With such a massive collection, Scarecrow needs to be able to prioritize its rarest and most valuable titles for preservation.

Project participants:

Greta Treistman