Beyond Photo Safe…What Does it All Mean?

Photo safe. Archival. Acid-free. These are just some of the terms that are used when describing products in the photo industry…but what do they really mean? And why do we need to bother with them? As anyone with a magnetic-page photo album from the 1980s knows,...

The Poster Child for Archiving, Part 2

by Vikki Salmela In Part One, I focused on the fact that we, by human nature, think a total loss of personal mementos will never happen to us, yet it’s important to consider.  Joy’s story is not just about the fire, but her continual survival of life, her...