News from the Saskatchewan Archives Board.
The legislative assembly’s 6,378 video and audio records are to be digitized and, eventually, made available for the general public to check out online alongside Hansard.
To put that into perspective, the online version of the digital records is expected to take up about 25 terabytes of space — or about 6.25 million average-sized MP3 songs.
Saskatchewan has always been big on making electronic records of its parliament, our legislative assembly being the first in the Commonwealth to make audio recordings.
The sheer quantity of records — which total a touch over 11,000 hours — makes it impossible to execute in-house, so the project has instead been put to tender, with a budget of $100,000 for the audio component.
The plan is to have the audio component, which is about 3,500 records, digitized by March 31.
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