Transform random boxes of "photo chaos" into an organized family archive that is sheltered from the
ravages of time.
Plus: How to digitize heirloom photos without making rookie mistakes, and tips on avoiding the curse of the half finished project.
How would you like to:
So if you've been struggling with how to preserve your family treasures -- plus the stories behind them -- and you're ready to transform your photo chaos into a collection you'll be proud to show off, then keep reading, because I have just the solution you need.
Joy of Organizing Photos E-COURSE
Hiya! I'm Sally Jacobs, The Practical Archivist.
Ever since I began my training as an archivist, I've been giving friends and family advice on how to organize and preserve photographs and other treasures like letters, family bibles and wedding gowns.
I'm pretty much a hopeless geek on the topic, as anyone who knows me will tell you. Especially the photographs. I joke that I've never met an antique photo I didn't like, but it's not actually a joke.
In addition to my Master's in Library Science with a Specialization in Archives Management I've also worked as an archivist for over 15 years, including stints at the Library of Congress Prints and Photos Division, the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, and American Girl.
For the past seven years, I've been teaching in-person workshops at genealogical societies, DAR luncheons, public libraries and even one International Harvester tractor collector convention. I've taught folks how to preserve and purge their photographs, how to scan them properly and how to write the stories behind them. The one thing in common about all of those classes was how much I loved doing it. This is an amusing turn of events considering that I went to library school because I didn't want to use my History BA to teach history. But you're not here to for reminiscing, are you? You're here because you want to learn more about what's included in my Joy of Organizing Photos program, and whether it's got the information you need to deal with all those photos you've inherited over the years.
Joy of Organizing Photos ~ E-Course Program Details
My Joy of Organizing Photos program is divided into four modules:
For each modules, the following is ready for immediate download on the Members Only website:
What's in each of the four modules:
Did I Mention That It's Going To Be Fun?
Everybody knows the more enjoyable you can make a task -- especially a repetitive task -- the more likely it is to be completed. Spoonful of sugar and all that. Tut-tut.
Here are just a few of the joys you will encounter as you sort and select photos, place them in envelopes, write down the stories behind them, etc:
Listen, I know you probably dread big organizing projects.
How do I know?
Am I psychic or something?
Er, no. It's just that everyone feels this way. Unless they have a plan, a map of where they're going, a guide plus access to earlier students questions plus my answers. Which is precisely what I'm offering you.
Get the e-course for a fraction of the price of the live class!
Yours now for only $25
That's more than 6 hours of lessons and follow-up Q&A, plus transcripts from 4 web chats. All this pre-recorded content is ready right now for you to download.
Note: This is a download-only digital product, which means there are no shipping & handling costs added to your total. [That's zero dollars!] And unlike the storage kits I sell each October, this all-digital product is available for purchase outside the United States.
P.S. I want you to think of all your pre-digital photographs as what we archivists call a "closed collection" -- meaning it isn't being added to anymore. Organize it once and you are done. Listen, if you're an empty nester who also happens to be retired, you could use the method I teach you to get it done... forever.
P.P.S. I keep forgetting to tell you that the Members Only download page also has Fabulous! Bonus! Gifts! Including a 64-page Guide to Collections Care from archival supplier Gaylord, plus two Practical Archivist radio shows I did on WORT-FM, plus two PDF booklets; one with tips on beating procrastination and the other with ideas for how to combine photos and text in a visually appealing way.