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Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?



As I understand it, the Betteman archive as been moved into conditioned
storage, but the digitization still goes on (truth in advertising - I worked
for Corbis when they were setting up their first scanning lab - but I no
longer am in contact with them).

I would suggest that the collapse of the dotCom "economy" has a lot to do
with the rate at which ALL archives are being scanned.

As for "some annual maintenance" of our personal archives - heck I have a
tough enough time finding enough time to get stuff organized and filed the
first time (hence my question about image management software) - much less
spending a couple of days a year updating archives.  Stuff has to go
archival the first time, and it has to be pretty much hands off unless I
have a need to use it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynn Allen" <ktrout@hotmail.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2001 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?


> Art wrote:
>
> >Gates also owns several other collections from
> >Europe, which unfortunately are also disintegrating.
>
> Which proves conclusively that even Money doesn't solve problems--unless,
of
> course, you *use* it!!! ]:(
>
> Best regards--LRA
>
>
> >From: Arthur Entlich <artistic@ampsc.com>
> >Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> >To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> >Subject: Re: filmscanners: Best digital archive medium for scans?
> >Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 01:26:22 -0700
> >
> >
> >
> >Karl Schulmeisters wrote:
> >
> > > So for a 20 year archive, I would print to 2 CDRs and keep the
original
> >negs
> > > in a cool-dry place (in essence that is what Corbis is doing with the
> > > Betteman archive).
> > >
> >
> >
> > >From what I've read, Corbis actually throwing up their hands and
> >accepting defeat.  The vast majority of their Betteman Archive is
> >degrading so rapidly that they said they would be unable to save it
> >before it disintegrated.  Rather than increase the number of people
> >doing scanning, they decided to move the majority of the collection
> >underground in an abandoned limestone mine, and hope this slows the
> >process (or they simply want the collection out of the mind of the
> >public in general)..  Knowing Gates, it is all a money decision and they
> >likely already scanned the "best" (most sellable) images , and now don't
> >care a great deal about that's left, in spite of it being an
> >international treasure.  Gates also owns several other collections from
> >Europe, which unfortunately are also disintegrating.
> >
> >Art
> >
> >
>
>
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