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Video: How Old Film Projectors Work

Great video discussing the mechanics of film projectors 
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Article: Safely Ejecting Your USB/ external HDD from your computer

Interesting article from Gizmodo discussing the reasons and consequences of not properly ejecting your USB or external Hard Drive from your computer. 

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Article: The Lifespan of a Hard Drive

Recent article by Alan Henry at Lifehacker about the lifespan of a hard drive... everything you need to know

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Article: Digital Preservation at the National Library of Australia

Great article about the trials and tribulations of digital preservation. 

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Article: Digital Archiving and Future Risk

Washington Post article on the inherent risks of digital archiving.

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Article: Organizing Your Photos and Backing Them Up

Vancouver Sun article on the in's and out's of organizing your photos and making sure they are backed up. 

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Cause: Donate Your Photos and Help Fight Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Association: The first photo collection dedicated to the battle against Alzheimer's

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Article: Reminiscence Therapy for People with Dementia & Alzheimer's

For people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia encouraging the act of reminiscence can be highly beneficial to both their inner-life as well as maintaining their interpersonal skills and relationships with others.

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Article: How Reminiscence Therapy Works

Interesting article about the effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy and how it works. 

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BBC Article: How Photos Help People with Dementia

Wonderful BBC News article on how old photos are helping people with Alzheimer's and Dementia remember.

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Video: 3-D Photos for the Blind

Cool video on the use of 3-D printer's to create "touchable pictures"

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Article: The Risk of Storing Your Photos and Movies on CD's and DVD's

Great article on why the British Library is backing up all the data on CD's and DVD's to hard drives.  

 

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Globe & Mail Article on storing your 'Digital Treasures'

Great article from the Globe & Mail about the importance of always backing up your data... especially your photos and videos. They literally refer to them as 'Digital Treasures'. 

 

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Article: The Right Questions to Ask When Looking for a Cloud Service for Your Photos

Here are some questions to consider when looking at backing your photos on 'the Cloud'. 

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Article: Scanning Your Child's Arts & Crafts

A nice little article about digitizing your child's art projects and creating something new... 

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Article: 5 Great Photo Gift Ideas for Mother's Day

All Mom's everywhere LOVE their photo albums... 

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Article: Pros and Cons of the Different Devices for Storing Your Photos

Great article on the pro's and con's of all the different digital storage devices... CD's/ DVD's, USB's, external Hard Drives, 'the Cloud'.

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Article: A Guide to Digital Video Formats

A great guide to all the different formats of digital video - Codecs, Compression, and Containers

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Article: Understanding DPI and Scanning Resolution

Wonderful guide to understanding slide scanning, optical resolution and DPI setting for getting the best scans. 

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U.S. National Archives Guide to Storing Files on CDs and DVDs

This FAQ is a guide for U.S. Federal agencies to assist them in records management.... they indicate that DVD's have an average lifespan of "2 - 5 years." 

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Article: Top 10 Questions to Ask The Photo Scanning Company

Great article on what questions to ask when looking for a photo scanning service. 

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