You cannot do any serious archival work on YouTube. I got many hundred historical sex and non-sex films to archive and have no decent venue to put them online. I got banned from YouTube after only 6 uploads. WorldCat should make an online small gauge film division where this stuff could be archived before it all turns to salad dressing.
Here is the film that broke that camels back at YouTube. A few hours after positing it, YT banned me. The film has no sex, just historical nudity from the beatnik era. It was also put up to show what type of quality you get when using a Wolverine 8mm film scanner. (The answer is low quality.)