What to do with your slides

Paul Stamper FSA has a useful proposal:
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The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter (Salon)
‘In part’, he writes, ‘it’s the sheer number of slides which can be so daunting. I’d suggest the only way forward is to be ruthless, and to do a rapid triage. First, family slides, including ones where offspring are providing scale against ruins, should be passed to relatives. The great mass which might be termed “Where I went on my holidays” – views of Exeter cathedral or the Leaning Tower of Pisa – plus slides copied from books for lecture purposes, could (and should) be binned with the clearest of consciences. This would then leave the third category, which is material potentially of interest to posterity such as pictures of excavations, or of lost or changed vernacular buildings, townscapes and industrial landscapes.

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Kevin Flude said…
The Institute of Archaeology, Oxford, is ahead of the game. Sally Crawford FSA, Co-Director with Katharina Ulmschneider FSA of HEIR (the Historic Environment Image Resource Project), writes:

‘We at the Historic Environment Image Resource, are happy to offer a solution to the 35mm “problem”. We are happy to digitize Fellows' 35mm collections for free, and will add them to our online database of images. Fellows may choose whether their images are view-only, or whether the public may download low resolution images of their pictures for private and research purposes. Images will be scanned at high resolution: Fellows will be given high resolution copies of their slides if they wish. Fellows will retain copyright of their images, and all images will be fully attributed to the Fellow. In return, Fellows licence HEIR to use their images to raise funding to sustain HEIR.

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