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Personal Digital Archiving : Digital Photos

Digital objects deteriorate and require consistent care. Learn how to take care of your born-digital materials through these resources.

Digital Photo Archiving

Digital photos require specific care to make sure they aren’t damaged or lost. The computer environment that digital photos are stored in provides both great opportunities and great dangers. If not properly backed up, a single computer failure can wipe out your digital photo collection. A mistake in editing can overwrite the original photo (your negative) with a new file, making the old one impossible to recover. If not properly archived, a disaster such as fire or flood can also wipe out your entire digital photo collection. The following information will help prevent such disasters.

LOC Digital Photo Archiving

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Allison Mills
Special Collections, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College