Some time ago I had to record a guest lecture at our library and fiddle with the raw video to put it into something web worthy. I gotta say it was a pain and the experience taught me that Youtube is without a doubt the place where I'll host videos from now on. The only question is how classy do you make them? Making them humorous is great but doesn't really age well. So I took the high road (?!) Not really fun but gets the job done.
I've never been much for history and archeology. Most often I see it as: digitize the artifact and then forget about it. The way I like to think of it is the idea or the piece of knowledge encoded in the artifact is what counts. Once that has been extracted the thing is negligible and no longer serves a real important purpose. However in the world of digitization the process of extracting that piece of information is a daunting. There is a fairly lopsided distribution of things to digitize versus time to digitize them. Enter the Archival Finding Aid and the distribution power of youtube: