[LINK] Television archival

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Nov 15 00:53:03 AEDT 2007


In the past, it was easy to view the historical record for politics in a
country by viewing news paper archives. This gives you a nice timeline,
and a record of who said what, in return for a relatively brute force
search algorithm. There are bodies in most countries responsible for
collecting this data -- the NLA in Australia for example.

It occurs to me that this is probably not being done for radio and
television though -- let alone online media. Is anyone aware of an
Australian effort to archive everything which is broadcast in each major
media market in Australia?

I'm kind of amazed if this isn't being done. Especially given my bad
pre-coffee maths implies this could be done for around $2 million AUD a
year, which seems like a relatively small amount to pay for such an archive.



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