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Audio-visual and media collections

The MIT Libraries holds materials in a variety of non-print formats, including DVD, VHS, audio tape, LP record, CD, U-matic tape, Digibeta, DAT, microfilm, microcard, microfiche, motion picture film, and a variety of computer files. These items contain a significant amount of important research content; however, they are often fragile and are endangered by the obsolescence of formats, playback equipment, and computer applications. The MIT Libraries completes reformatting projects to make these materials more accessible to patrons and to preserve them over the longer term.



Last updated June 1, 2011



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