Brittany – The only response I can muster, do not follow a “scan and then toss” path. I will not speak for all but digital imaging is, in my opinion, not archival. Digital archiving is subject to changing technology. Would a JPEG image on a “zip” drive be accessible in the future? Does your desktop have a zip drive? Or better yet, does it have a 5 1/4″ floppy reader. Corry’s recommendation of retaining the
“master” is strong advice. In the case of negatives, slides or any image production of a chemical nature, my opinion is, the process to replicate will always exist. But not so, the electronics…..