Our Flemish archives have a rich variety of image and sound, stored on various carriers. Up until the 1990s, image and sound material was still recorded on physical carriers. These are analogue and are at risk of loss due to damage to the carriers or specific playback equipment no longer being available. More recent recordings were often originally digital or have already been digitised. However, today's digital recordings often turn out to be more vulnerable than many old, analogue carriers.VIAA is engaged in the preservation of audiovisual material in Flanders. We not only digitise analogue material but also preserve original digital material on our servers. We do this in a sustainable way, so that future generations have access to the past.