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What I Wish I'd Known: Converting Kodak Photo CDs

Looking back on the process, Kodak PCD conversion almost seems easy. If you are at the beginning of your zip recuperation journey, these steps may not be obvious, but they are very doable. The only solution available which will keep images high-resolution, convert and maintain original metadata, and save you a LOT of working hours is PCD Magic!

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Building a Compelling Digital Exhibit

There is something to be said about big data and the information we can gather about human behavior from the analysis of views and likes on web 2.0 sites, but trying to make sense of huge masses of data on the human scale can be quite an undertaking. The internet is a great place to share stories and archive knowledge, but curation and storytelling via a small collection of data can create an intimate experience in a sea of voices.

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Best Image Formats for Archival Photography

Knowing which format to use when capturing new photographs can be confusing, especially if we hope for them to be a good fit for a long-term, sustainably archived collection. Here we put together some information and resources around available archival photography formats and the latest recommendations for the field of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.

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In Defense of Nonprofit Business Tactics to Preserve Cultures - Part 1

My first work after Product Manager School was five months of consulting at a nonprofit. I quickly learned that the differences between nonprofit and for-profit companies don’t really impact the development of the products and services themselves. Soon after meeting the CoDA team, I knew that the skills I’d been developing in school could be put to good use in this unexpected new setting.

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Plant Imaging on a Flatbed Scanner: Creating a Digital Herbarium

Now that digital recording techniques are more accessible and user-friendly, there are a wide-range of techniques that can be used to record images and information about plants including 2-dimensional images shot with a camera, or 3-dimensional laser scanning which is great for documentation but can be cost-prohibitive and often preserves data in proprietary formats, making this method more at-risk in the long term. A digital herbarium could be a nice addition to a community archive with traditional knowledge considerations.

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