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preservation of negatives/slides/prints

Hi all,

A photographer friend of mine died recently, and her husband contacted me about her prints, negatives, and slides. He wants to be able to archivally preserve those for her kids and asked me about the best way to go about doing that. My immediate answer is to simply place everything in the appropriate archival storage sleeves, place in an archival storage box, and keep away from light and heat. Am I missing something? Does anybody have other advice? I'm assuming the prints would be the most vulnerable to fading and damage, but is it worth scanning everything to digital format? I realize we might not be using CDs in 10 years time, or less, but I assume whatever we are using could be copied again. Anyway . . . if anybody has any better suggestions, let me know.