An increasing number of broadcasters and organizations are considering the digitization of their media archives. Implementing digital media libraries so as to ensure the proper preservation of legacy archives has been recognized as a priority. Yet, many organizations are faced with a paradox: although strategic, these digitization projects are postponed because of budgetary constraints. This paper discusses several case studies and suggests a new approach to implementing a pragmatic archiving strategy ? one that will get approval and support from management.
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