8. Conclusion

Due to the costs involved in digitisation it is imperative to find ways to reduce the economic burden on audiovisual archives. The avoidance of digitising duplicate collections will be an important strategy. The IASA website should be used to present information about duplicate collections in order to avoid unnecessary digitisation.

In the coming years guidelines for selection for digitisation will undoubtedly be further developed and expanded as more experience is gained from ongoing digitisation projects. Archives involved in such projects will have an important role to play sharing experiences concerning the selection process with archives facing the challenges of digitisation.