"Save My [Digital Photograph] Memories"

You may recall the wonderful program that Sandy Dimke did for us back in March 2011 on preservation of digital photographs. Discussion was lively about what is best to do, when, and why. Everyone enjoyed the session immensely. 

Because I get asked questions fairly regularly on how to preserve personal treasures - and techniques do change - I monitor some blog sites on preservation topics for reliable, scientifically based information to share with readers of Connections

Digitization 101 by Jill Hurst (“The place for staying up-to-date on issues, topics, lessons learned and events surrounding the creation, management, marketing and preservation of digital assets”) pointed me to a new educational website from the International Imaging Industry Association about preserving digital photographs that you might find helpful. 

Go to “Save My Memories” and click through all the links to learn how to keep your digital photographic memories safe. For family digital photographs, the suggestions are spot on. 

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.