I am very delighted to just receive a Panasonic DV (digital video) camcorder from Jason Kiley in our IT unit. They do not use it anymore. With its cords hooked to a tv I can view DVs. I have 240 micro DVs from CMU. University Communications. I don't have the time to view all of them, but I can't trust the labels. I'm not sure until I sample view some of them how long they are and which are worth retaining in the archives. Then I need to figure out which format to retain them in which will be accessible in the future, how much storage it will take to store them, and whether they should go on a server.
I found this interesting. BBCNews has a brief video of previously unseen censored photographs of the 1930s taken by professional photographers hired by the government during the Great Depression. If the photographers got off topic and shot images that did not restore hope or support helping farmers financially, the government censored the photographs by punching holes in the images so they could never be used again. The photographs could have been used for other purposes in the future. Punching them destroyed the chance of ever using them again for any purpose, except discussing censorship. Here's the link if you'd like to see them:
Images of unknown people found on Goodwill projector have led to the person who bought the projector asking for help identifying the people in the images. The images show mostly what appears to be an African American family in the 1950s, likely with military connections. See https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/us/goodwill-projector-photos-mystery-trnd/index.html for more information
Update: Due to national coverage, the family has contacted the woman who bought the projector! I'm glad for them that their family home movies were not lost. See https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/us/goodwill-projector-photos-owner-found-trnd/index.html