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The Long-Term Preservation and Digital Access of the Corbis Photography Collections

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This presentation will describe the long-term preservation of the Corbis black-and-white and color photographic originals and the digitization the collection for access and distribution to customers and Corbis staff worldwide. Included is a brief history of the old Corbis “traditional” darkroom and its recent replacement with scanning, digital distribution and, for those who still require traditional output, the use of Fuji Pictrography printers for making reproduction-quality prints and film recorders to produce transparencies from digital files. Also discussed is the philosophy behind the digitization effort and the secure backup and long-term preservation, data migration, and future access of the digital data. Digital print output options for customers who would like to purchase prints are described.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-01-01

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  • For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.

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