May 2, 2014
Digital Photography Review
Photographic treasure trove stored in former limestone mine
Where do you store your image archive? A file cabinet? Drawer? Or maybe archival safety is really important to you and your images are tucked away inside a moisture-controlled fire safe? The chances are you didn't say 'inside a former limestone mine', which is where Corbis Images keeps its Bettmann Archive , a collection of more than 11 million ... (more)
How Corbis Stores Millions Of Images In A Converted Limestone Mine
In Boyers, Pennsylvania, there sits what used to be a limestone quarry. Dug 220 feet below the surface, a strictly temperature controlled environment holds one of the greatest photo collections known to humanity: Corbis Images' Bettman Archive.
News of the Weird: Job security in the paper mine work
"The trucks full of paperwork come every day," wrote the Washington Post in March, down a country road in Boyers, Pa., north of Pittsburgh, and descend "into the earth" to deliver federal retiree applications to the eight "supermarket"-sized caverns 230 feet below ground where Office of Personnel Management bureaucrats process them - manually - and ... (more)