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Monday, August 24, 2015

Digital Preservation at the Library: Saving VHS, Including the Horror Movies

Saving the Scream Queens

Why Yale University Library decided to preserve nearly 3,000 horror and exploitation movies on VHS

David Gary | August 21, 2015

Yale University Library has long been familiar with controversy, even several centuries before it decided to make thousands of VHS tapes with titles like Naughty Roommates, Sorority Babes in the Dance-a-Thon of Death, and What the Swedish Butler Saw part of its collection. 

The horror in Sterling’s basement. Yale collects VHS movies from the ’70s and ’80s. May/June 2015.

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