Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Why Preservation Is Important

This well-loved, stained and torn recipe was in my paternal grandmother's recipe box. The box was crammed so full, the lid wouldn't close, and I don't think another recipe card would fit inside. I've been scanning all of the contents. Had I tried to pull out this recipe before I removed a lot of other things first, I might have damaged it even more.

Paper is fragile. Recipes get stained and wet, sometimes irreversibly damaged. By scanning old recipes, you create an important archive that can be shared with others, and make a digital copy that can be printed out and used in place of a fragile original.

See my chapter on Archiving for more information!

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