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PRESERVING MEMORIES: CARE AND STORAGE FOR PHOTOGRAPHS

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Beginning with storage think cool, dry and clean… Next, what are your photos stored in? Magnetic and self-adhesive photo albums can actually do harm to your photographs. Consider transferring photos to acid-free photo albums. There are also archival storage boxes available. (For a more technically detailed description of storage specifications, we’ve included this link to an article from the Library of …

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PRESERVING MEMORIES: CARE AND STORAGE FOR FILM

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There are a variety of film types, but the most common consumer level film types are 8mm, Super 8mm, and 16 mm. For this article’s purpose, we’ll only briefly touch on the differences. Essentially, both Super 8mm and 16mm are capable of recording and playing back sound. 8mm film only captures and displays images. As mentioned in previous articles in …

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PRESERVING MEMORIES: CARE AND STORAGE FOR VHS AND CAMCORDER TAPES

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The rule of thumb with all media storage is cool, dry, and clean with minimal light exposure. However, like film, an overly dry environment can cause tape to become brittle. Generally though storage within a home or office offers humidity levels that are fine. Videotapes use magnetic recording technology so it is important to store tapes away from any type …

PRESERVING MEMORIES: CARE AND STORAGE FOR RECORDED AUDIO MEDIA

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… Words to live by when it comes to media storage: cool, dry and clean (read dust free) environment. Also, remember minimal light exposure is important. The most common formats we see, cassette tapes (which had a bit of resurgence over the past couple of years, see this article from NBC) yes—the ones kids from the 80’s and early 90’s made …