From ABC Radio Brisbane:
Margaret Warren, the library’s acting content management director, said many are home videos shot on hand-held cameras — but most of their contents remain a secret, even to her.
“We keep them in a stable environment that stops them from deteriorating further while we work out how to get the money that’s needed to digitise them,” she told ABC Radio Brisbane.
The reels have been donated to the library from all over Queensland.
The State Library, which is government funded, estimated digitising the entire collection could cost more than $1 million.
Ms Warren said the library’s foundation was now focused on attracting donations for the Reel Rescue program to make sure more films were preserved for the future.