This guide was developed by Vtape as a tool for organizations to develop best practices that will assist in documentation and inventory, the creation of suitable storage environments, as well as the handling and maintenance of their video art. The techniques and processes discussed in this guide are for video works created and found on magnetic videotape formats such as ½˝ open-reel, ¾˝ Umatic, VHS, Betacam SP, MiniDV and Digital Betacam.