Though I have never dealt with them, I know there's a company in
Frederick, MD called Carpel Video that buys used videotape.
From their website (www.carpelvideo.com):
Don't trash it ... cash it!
Your used tape, that is.
Please don't email us to see if we're interested in buying your used
tape, call Mike at (301) 694-TAPE -- he's the man with the answers.
We're currently buying:
1" - 30, 60, 90
Some VHS and 3/4"
From: Kasirer Katherine <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 16:02:49 -0500
Subject: [AMIA-L] Obsolete video materials
We are interested in any projects afoot to deal with obsolete video
At the NFB, we are hoping to find new ways to reduce, recycle or reuse
materials that are no longer in use. These formats run from half inch
various master formats, 1 inch, etc. Are there any archivists from
that have guidelines in place, or who are doing research on methods of
of such materials in an environmentally responsible way that would be
share expertise with us?
Please respond either to the list or directly to James Roberts
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Thanks for any leads you may provide.
Reference Librarian/Bibliothécaire de référence
National Film Board of Canada/Office national du film du Canada
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