photo archiving

A while back, I took a first stab at answering a reader’s question about flash drives. He wanted to know if they were safe for long term storage. Here’s what I said (cue time machine music):——————————– I got an email from a new subscriber to my newsletter. He was asking me to update my free-with-subscription […]

Here’s a question I get all the time: What’s with the white gloves, anyway? Ah, yes. The white gloves. Sort of the archivist’s trademark. My favorite story about why archivists and conservators wear gloves is a George Eastman tale that may or may not be true. I can’t verify its authenticity, but I’ve remembered it […]

.I had no idea this was possible, but Lee left a comment on the digital printing thread that Shutterfly offers the option of printing an inscription on the back of your photos. It’s called backprinting. Holy cow is that brilliant. Just imagine NEVER writing on another photo again. Ever! And you don’t even have to […]

RealSimple’s tip of the day is How to Organize Your Digital Photos. The article discusses ways to upload and share images via online digital albums. There are, of course, many more options than the ones suggested in this piece. Print your digitals. Hands-down the single easiest thing you can do to extend the life of […]

SaveMyMemories.org has a handy-dandy crash course on preserving digital photos. The “quickstart” overview promises: “Protect your photos with these 4 easy steps!” My quick review: Marvelous tips, worth a read. Here’s a sample from the hardware overview: If you get a new computer, check all of your previous storage media to make sure the new […]

.The safest place to store your cherished mementos is an interior closet with some form of climate control. What do I mean by climate control? Well, archival repositories have very specific parameters for temperature and humidity* but let’s be practical (it is, after all, what I’m known for). When I say climate control I mean […]

Radio Show

by Sally J.

.Thanks to everyone who tuned in to the show on Monday night, and a BIG THANKS to everyone who called or emailed questions. Thanks also to Beth for answering the phones and to Ken for being our engineer. Lisa and I had a blast, and I’m pretty sure that came across. Lisa did such a […]

.I’ve received several questions about my upcoming radio call-in show, but first the basic info… Date: Monday, March 5, 2007Time: 7 – 8 PM Central Time (a.k.a. Chicago Time)Web: www.wort-fm.orgLocal: 256-2001Toll-free: 866-899-WORT (9678) Now for the questions… How exactly do I listen to the show? If you’re lucky enough to live in Madison just tune […]