Digitization of the archives at the National Audiovisual Institute

In 1999, the National Audiovisual Institute launched a Plan of preservation and massive digitization of its audiovisual heritage, a large part of which were under threat of extinction, due to the deterioration of their medium and the obsolescence of formats and machines for reading them. In parallel to this plan, a mechanism has been set in place for conservation, digitization, storage and communication on line of pictures and sound, which relies on an integrated technical system for mass storage.