One month ago we posted that the Library of Congress had been selected as the new home of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB).
Last week the AAPB Project Director, Casey Davis, shared an update on their blog.
In the blog post we learn:
- The 2012 Content Inventory Project (involving 120 public television stations) turned up 2.5 million inventory records.
- From these records, 40,000 hours of content will be digitized and preserved at LC.
- LC has committed to preserving material for the life of the Republic + 500 years.
One of the first goals for the next two years is the addition of 5,000 more hours of born-digital or previously digitized materials to the archive. We’d love to include in this selection the materials that were digitized during the Pilot Project in 2009 and any other materials that stations wants to contribute.