I really liked the approach to goals being taken by Stephanie over at Corn and Cotton. I'm late for the first Monday of the month but rather than miss a month, I'm posting a week late. So what are my archiving goals for January?
One Small Goal
'Stack' all the duplicate photographs imported into Lightroom to make it easier to evaluate and digitally archive duplicates. With Lightroom, there is no need to keep different photo sizes or formats on my computer. I was stunned to learn that my previous cataloging software had duplicated the images each time they were used in a project. For some favorite photos, I have over 20 copies! (Guess I won't be needing that larger hard drive after all.)
One Bigger Goal
Scan and archive newspaper clippings collected in 1999 and 2003 (See Archiving Newspaper Clippings.) The supplies have arrived I have no more excuses!
One Long Term Goal
Finish photo restoration for the next story in my mother's book and add to the Picaboo book in progress.
It is amazing how breaking things down into 'bite-size' pieces makes it seem so much less daunting!
Follow Up Friday, January 13
One Small Goal: 6,180 photos reviewed and stacked, 4261 to go!
One Bigger Goal: Blocked out time to scan the newspapers Saturday morning. I'm hoping for some warmer days to complete the deacidification and encapsulation!
One Long Term Goal: The pictures have been restored other than fixing a little red fading on the edge of one of the photographs. I will need to learn how to use some additional features in Lightroom to fix that! I still need to add them to the book along with the text.