Re: Keeping Negatives

Ben Shaw

Hello Brittany.
When it comes to digitization Mickey is right, too many times have originals been destroyed because an electronic copy has been made, and then the electronic copy have become unreadable. Electronic copies should never be treated as the original unless the object has been “born” digital. If Corry’s freeze solution is too much (although it is the preferred method) issues such as “Vinegar Syndrome” can be minimized by properly storing the negatives in acid free containers and updating the containers as needed (a ph pen is very useful for this).

Hope that this helps.