Remember, as you work through this project you will want to preserve the original order by working from the top of the box down, one item at a time.
- After examining this mini collection, decide how it should be stored. Factors to consider:
- Size of pictures
- How much handling you expect them to have in the future.
- Gather your materials. Will you be storing them upright or flat in boxes? Do you want to use envelopes or folders? Should they be placed in a clear plastic cover?
- The Sassy Jane Genealogy Blog mentioned earlier this week that Hollinger is having a winter sale until March 15th. This might be a good time to order some quality archival materials.
- If I have the time to work a project now but don't have all the materials on hand, I'll use temporary materials while waiting for an order to arrive. Unless, of course, I'm working with some very fragile items.
- Consider preparing a spreadsheet or a list to include information like:
- ID number or file name
- Photographer and location information
- Notations on the picture
- Type of photo
- Scan both the front and back. Even if there is nothing on the back. That way you know what is or isn't on the back of each picture.
- For these types of photographs, I prefer to scan them in a .tiff format.
- Use the naming convention you previously developed.
- Consider including metadata.
If you don't finish this week and have to set the project aside, make some notations as to what you have done and what the next steps are. Then place the notes with the physical photos and on your hard drive with the digitized work you have completed to date. That way you can pick your project back up and run with it later.
You can complete this week's mission by leaving a comment or writing your own post and leaving the url to your post in the comments section. If you don't have a blog, keep your own journal! Good luck!
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