More historic images of Lane County will be saved, thanks to new grant money for the Lane County Historical Museum. Fading negatives from the museum archives are being digitally processed and preserved. The project so far is about two years old.
They have 20,000 old nitrate negatives they're trying to save. Digital Archivist Rachel Byers says, "We're able to capture the image before it disappears and it's also -- what we're doing is we're putting our collection online [at http://lanecounty.pastperfect-online.com/33692cgi/mweb.exe?request=ks]."
You can read more in an article by Tom Adams of KVAL News at http://www.kval.com/news/local/80240057.html.