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A Cooperative Model for Preserving Historical Television News Content

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  • Morgan Gieringer (University of North Texas)

Abstract

The University of North Texas (UNT) and the Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas) affiliate station of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC 5/KXAS-TV) have partnered to preserve the archival programming content of the oldest television news station in Texas. This article addresses the partnership of the archives and the news station to create a fully digitally accessible archive, as well as the challenges of large-scale preservation and digitization of audiovisual materials. Using a custodial partnership model, the archives and the news station have leveraged their own unique talents and abilities to make significant progress toward the goal of digitizing this historic collection. This article highlights the progress made over the first five years of the partnership and the aspects of the partnership that have made the project successful.

How to Cite:

Gieringer, M., (2020) “A Cooperative Model for Preserving Historical Television News Content”, Archival Issues 40(2), p.7-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/archivalissues.11887

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Published on
10 Dec 2020