Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Old Photos - History in the making.

Florida Memory Project: They see your photos as history in the making.

History didn't end yesterday. So keep the Florida Memory Project in mind when you sift through Grandma's old photos - and when you're clicking off shots on your digital camera.

"Today's photo is tomorrow's history," said Rivers Buford III, legislative-affairs director for the Florida Department of State. "If we don't start (saving) modern pictures, there's going to be a gap in the archives."

The Florida Memory Project is the Department of State's four-pronged collection of state history: video, audio, online classroom and still photos. All four components are available online, though the Florida Photographic Collection is the star: Its site draws an incredible 200,000 visitors a month.

Read full article from the Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL, May 30, 2006