Australia protects its radio archives Feb 28. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) works in conjunction with the National Archives of Australia (NAA) to preserve and make available to the public items from the ABC’s radio and television history (from 1932 and 1956, respectively). The NAA also preserves film and photographs. Digital copies of audio/visual items may be obtained online for free or by leasing. Physical artifacts such as tapes and vinyl records can be accessed by researchers in person by appointment at one of the National Archives’ reading rooms in locations across the country.
The ABC also provides copying services and preservation advice for films, tapes and photographs.
Another government institution, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), also preserves selected audio tapes, videotapes, records, and films. These are made available to the public through loans to educational, cultural and community organizations and film festivals and groups (much as The National Film Board operates in Canada). The NFSA also maintains reading rooms in several locations, where artifacts may be viewed by the public.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio Archives directory
National Archives of Australia
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia