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Year 2: digitisation

The contents of 698 open reel and cassette tapes were transferred onto 315 mini discs. It was predicted at this stage that at this rate of copying, this part of the project would be completed by the end of September 2004.

The audio-tapes were copied in real time in order to allow the project staff to assess the condition of the recordings and make notes on their contents for cataloguing purposes. Representative audio samples were also identified during the copying process for inclusion in the final LAVC resource. Only a very small number of tapes were rendered unplayable due to physical degradation.