I wanted to leave a trail of the digitizing project and the provenance of the album. So the next step was to create a Word document in which I described the provenance and included a picture of the front cover. Mom and I had gone through her album in detail in 1998 with me sketching out the layout of each page and Mom providing whatever identification and dating information that she could for each picture. Those details were written directly onto the sketched pages and left inside the album between the pages they applied to. The fact that we had done this was also included in the provenance.
I felt it was important to include an inventory of the digital file names but didn't want to spent a lot of time doing it. So I simply pulled up the folder listing the files in Mom's album and took screen images which were then pasted right into the Word document.
Now that I had a complete inventory and provenance, I saved the Word document into the file folder with the digital images and printed off 3 copies.
- One to put with the physical album.
- One for my Heirloom Book. After all, it is an heirloom.
- One for the notebook I keep documenting all of the papers and photos I have gone through and inventoried.
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