Friday, November 19, 2010

Photography: Preserving old photos and documents

One of my favorite websites, lifehacker, has an article based around material by Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, the electronic archivist for the Smithsonian Institution Archives, on how to best preserve old photographs and other documents. This topic is very important for forensic examiners and the legal system in general as, at least in the USA, we have to preserve evidence for at least 25 years in case there is ever a re-trial.

For information about the long term care and handling of DVDs and CDs, I highly recommend the National Institute of Science and Technologies guide to the subject, available in PDF format (size = 1.24MB) at the following link.


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