NEEDED Hard Plastic CD Cases

photo storage, a major priority

It’s important for you to know I’m not administrating AeroKnow Museum in a vacuum, despite zilch volunteers on premises. A friend is an archivist at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library here in Springfield, and her word is gold here. When I began wondering if I could save memory space by saving each picture as a .jpg until I reproduce it for the first time for a requestor, she said that given the current light frequency for the need of pictures shared, I’m okay with saving pictures as jpegs, initially. Almost since this enterprise started almost two years ago, I’ve been saving everything as the larger .tif and  .jpg formats. Recently I began to wonder if the hard clear plastic “jewel box” CD cases might be a safer approach to storing a growing number of digital images saved to CDs by subject (AH-64, Cessna Citation Sovereign, etc.). She advised in the affirmative, and so a major search has begun. . .

The search is for m0re hard clear plastic, hinged CD cases, the type pictured above. If you have music or data CDs in that kind of case, are thinking of adopting a storage option that saves space, AeroKnow Museum can use those cases. I’ll gladly remove the paper contents (cover and liner notes, back of the box contents) if you don’t want to go to the trouble of removing them.

If you’re close to Springfield, I will drive to your home or business to pick them up, or you can deliver them to the counter at Landmark Aviation at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport across the rental car parking lot from the airport terminal and say they’re for “the museum.” Jamie and Beth and Rob will know what you mean. Or come to visit the museum and bring them. Call me — 217-331-3661 — to arrange a time when I’m there.

If you’re not close, I will pay your postage costs.

No cases? E-mail me with the happy news you want to donate some dollars expressly for the purpose of AeroKnow Museum acquiring cases in bulk from a Springfield, Illinois retailer. I will respond with my mailing address if you don’t already know it from the AeroKnow website.

As things are today, with no one spending personal time helping at AeroKnow Museum — and there is a LOT to do here — fully 3/4 of my hours here are spent processing airplane pictures. Photos taken today will be our gift to future historians, and you can help make that happen.

Thanks for your consideration.

Light winds and CAVU.

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About Job Conger

I am a freelance aviation, business and tourism writer, poet, songwriter. My journalism appears regularly in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. I am author of Springfield Aviation from Arcadia Publishing and available everywhere. As founder/director of AeroKnow Museum (AKM) and a volunteer with American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS), I created this blog to share news about AKM activity and aviation history.
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