Goal: $18,400 • Funded: $12,450
(2008) Specifically this request is to purchase hard drive storage capacity on a Raid 5 storage device for digital preservation of 500 hours of video recordings by the Vidyadhara the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche dating from 1973 through 1987.
Once digitized, access to these teachings will increase. Some of these recordings are in danger of disintegration. All are in analog video format, which is nearing the end of its use. To assure continued availability of these videos for future generations they must be transferred to digital media. Once the teachings are digitized it will be much easier to make them available, via DVD distribution and online over the web. An additional benefit will be that following this digital conversion, the analog tapes could be moved to off-site storage, which will allow the archives to use the additional and much needed space for other collections.