RE: Organization of archives

From: Marie Wohadlo ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/27/05-11:37:56 AM Z
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One interesting aspect of analog images is the phenomenon where some have
newly been printed from old negatives and tagged with the year they were
printed, NOT the year the negative was created. This certainly goes for
images which have been cropped, but I'm talking about ones which are even
full frame, theoretically "the same" as "the original". It asks the
question, which/what/when/where is the original? (This is one reason why I
am fascinated by Dags.)

Now, I wonder how many people archive digital images because they want the
ability to produce an "EXACT" print in the future. Hey, or maybe no print
at all, but an RGB view on a monitor.


>In our world, colors may shift or fade and films/emulsions/papers may
>deteriorate, especially when processed stored improperly, but there will
>most likely still be some sort of a readable, recoverable image remaining.
>Where bits and bytes are concerned, that is often not the case.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Katharine Thayer []
>Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 1:35 AM
>Subject: Re: Organization of archives
>Marie Wohadlo wrote:
> >
> > How about a "live archive" ---> a big disk or array? Maybe mirror it.
> >
> > How many removable media have come and gone? Remember the cantankerous
> > Bernoulli, the omnipresent SyQuest, the cute little Zip, the humble MO
> > (128mb, 230mn, 1gb, etc., etc., etc.).
>Gosh, I'd forgotten about the Syquest. Most of my images from the 90s
>are stored on 128 mb MO cartridges that I can no longer access.
Received on Wed Jul 27 11:38:25 2005

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