Photo Books for Long-Term Preservation

[This presentation was given at the Hardcover Binders International Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, February 19, 2010]

20100221_Photo Books for Long-Term PreservationAbstract

The future for photo books looks good. With the appropriate choice of materials and production processes, photo books will preserve digital photos. All that is needed is to define the relevant test methods and develop specific requirements. The result will be improved photo books that better meet customer needs, further accelerating growth within the photo book industry. Unfortunately, the photo book industry is fragmented and many issues are highly controversial; consequently achieving consensus necessary for standards development will take time.

Photo books meet all necessary requirements for photo preservation. We simply need to ensure that this message reaches consumers. Once consumers understand these benefits, photo books will achieve their true market potential.

The complete presentation is available as a PDF: 20100219_photo-books-for-long-term-preservation_hbi-spring-meeting-1

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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