He wants 20 years. My 20-year-old slides and negatives have
degraded enough that they need Ed's roc, and are generally not as 'good
as new.' I think the digital resource is more reliable, if proper care
and storage, and regular renewal are carried out.
At 03:30 PM 08/06/2001, you wrote:
Tried and tested - archive the
films or slides.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Edmonds" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 1:01 PM
Subject: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?
| Hello folks,
| Although this isn't strictly a scanning issue, I suspect other
| have thought about this as well and adopted solutions.
| Basically, I am looking for a long term (20 years+) storage medium
| archive my scans on. I don't have faith in CDR and tapes are also prone
| long term problems so the only solution I can see is a magneto
| Another problem is that it is all well and good to have a bomb
| but it is no good if no one makes the hardware to read it in a few
| So is there a clear cut winner out there? The two affordable options I
| looking at are either the Iomega Optical drive or the Panasonic
| Iomega seems to support a format which has some penetration in the
| but the DVD-RAM looks like it might not have got very far. I am
| NT4.0 by the way.
| Any advice on this matter gratfully received!