The Internet Archive’s Ephemeral VHS Collection

Internet Archive logoFrom News from the Internet Archive #10:

We’ve recently installed hardware that allows us to digitize VHS tapes. The once ubiquitous medium is going the way of the punch card and the eight-inch floppy, so we’re archiving the titles before the tapes actually disintegrate. We came up with one simple criterion for selection: was the title already online or available on DVD? If so, we skipped it in order to preserve unique examples in our new Ephemeral VHS Collection.

I was going to pick a favorite or two to point out but I just don’t know where to start. This archive is going to keep me busy for hours.

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