Media Preservation: A Case Study

  • Paul Grippaldi Society of California Archivists
Keywords: video tape preservation, mold, baking, tape repair, salvage, restoration


This article is an overview of methods used to preserve content on video tapes which have mold build-up.

Author Biography

Paul Grippaldi, Society of California Archivists

Paul Grippaldi was co-founder and CEO of Fast Forward, San Francisco’s largest video and audio tape duplication company in the 1980’s and 1990’s. He founded Digital Revolution in 2004 to specialize in Media Preservation and Archival Services. He is the President of the Northern California Production Council, a member of the Society of California Archivists and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

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