My favorite part of museums these days are the visible storage units. My favorite part of natural history museums are old-fashioned drawers filled with air-tight cases. I want to know more about the history and practice of storing/preserving art objects, paintings, sculpture, textiles, etc. What books/websites should I be reading to find out more? The more weirdly medium specific and detailed the better. Strange anecdotes very much welcome.
I've never kept my media in anything other than their original cases, but my DVD's take up too much room and I want to put them into some sort of organizer. Any product reccomendations or advice would be appreciated! [more inside]
You generate a lot of video/audio/etc. You're a professional, but not a network or tv station, so you don't have millions of dollars to spend on media archiving and backup. What are your digital media backup and storage strategies? [more inside]
Multimedia home server solution controlled by iPhone/iPad and plugged into existing speakers/sound system - does it exist? [more inside]
As a father of two little snippers and inspired by a recent advert
for Google in which emails are sent to a gmail address detailing a childs life to look back on in future years - how good a way is this to create a multi media archive for posterity? Is it possible to archive entire gmail accounts offline for backup? Concerned that the various external HDs I use to backup will fall apart in the sands of time.
I have a lot of digital photos and videos. What's a reliable, safe, redundant and not-too-costly system for storing personal media files? [more inside]
I'm looking for software to manage an 8-terabyte media library including audio, video, and photos. Ideally the software would include a web server component to allow you to browse the library remotely. [more inside]
I'm looking for reliable, scalable storage, around 4 TB. [more inside]
I bought my mac laptop just before digital media became the thing. That said, my internal hard drive just can't hold it all. There are a lot of variations on this question on the hive and other places, but I am having trouble finding an answer to a basic question. How fast does a external hard drive need to be to play music and video off of without hiccups or interruption? Want to spend <$100 if I can.
Recommendations for free private digital accommodations for a retired band's media? [more inside]
Long term storage of digital media that is too big for DVD's... what's best practice? [more inside]
Media storage vaults in Manhattan? My company is looking to store physical media assets in an off-site fireproof storage facility. Any recommendations? [more inside]
How can I place a load of media materials (JPGs, TIFFs, PDFs, Video etc) online so that approved people can easily download the material? [more inside]
What do you do with your old CF cards? [more inside]
I am looking to buy empty
LTO Ultrium clamshell cases like this one
. I found one place, but the website is very dodgy with popups, etc. Anybody know of a good source for these?
I'm looking for a website I saw whilst in university about 3 years ago. It was a timeline of storage media [more inside]
Are there any CD/DVD folders, wallets, storage systems, etc. that are safer and less likely to scratch discs than others? Alternately, what is your favorite method for storing large quantities of CD/DVD's? [more inside]