I think that CD ROM or video CD could be a solution for storage of old and historical films. I've been working on digital and I don,t believe that we have the solution for storage films yet. Instead of tape (a limited solution) or film, we could use cd-roms or video CDs, but never hard drives, until now. Internet:[log in to unmask] Bitnet: OFPFLK02@SIVM Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife Programs & Cultural Studies. 955 L'Enfant Plaza SW, #1500. Washington, DC 20560 Voice Phone (202) 287 3436. Fax (202) 287 3529.