Olympics: “IOC Preserves a Century of Olympics History”
From Agence France Presse (AFP):
Sitting in a basement at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, some 33,000 hours of video, 500,000 pictures and 2,000 documents among other archives risked decay and being lost forever.
But after a seven-year and 30 million euro ($33 million USD) conservation project involving experts from across the globe, the IOC has rescued much of its precious audiovisual archive.
While some of the video material remained in good condition, the hardware needed to play it had become obsolete, meaning the video needed to be reformatted to make it compatible with modern devices.
A team of archivists first tried to identify all the available material, a job estimated to have taken 100,000 hours of work.
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See Also: What are the collections kept by the IOC’s Historical Archives? (via Olympic.org)
See Also: Olympic Studies Centre
See Also: RERO Digital Collection (Selected Digitized Materials From Collections)
See Also: More Online Research Tools From Olympics Studies Center
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