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Photographer’s Guide to the Digital Lifecycle: Real-life workflow scenarios for managing still and motion photography assets by Ben Greisler

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Six. Archiving Your Assets

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Archiving is the storing of material for future use or reference. So as not to confuse it with backup, backup stores data for recovery in case of immediate data loss. Archiving and backing up can share some techniques; however, they are considered separate endeavors.

Many people relate archiving to the beautiful and impressive neoclassic National Archives building in Washington, DC. Each of the priceless artifacts and records of our nation’s history stored there is recorded, maintained, and made available for reference to the general public or certain authorized people. A staff of archivists works to preserve these ...

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