Thanks to generous donations by the Friends of Archives and the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center, the Photo Unit restored Umatic and Betacam SP video players expanding our AV conversion capabilities. These magnetic tape formats were used for professional video from the 1970s to the 1990s. The restored equipment enables us to digitize those materials, part of our ongoing effort to preserve the historical records in our collections stored on magnetic tape, an inherently impermanent medium.
Some of North Carolina’s most valuable historical documents need critical preservation and restoration. We encourage you to consider donating toward our most pressing preservation projects:
We have raised over $5,000 of the approximate $12,000 needed for the preservation of these documents.