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Corbis Film Preservation Facility, home to several of the world's premier photo archives, including the 11-milion image Bettmann Collection, is located in a converted limestone mine 235 feet below a mountain near Boyers, Pennsylvania. Photos in these archives include many glass plate original negatives, dating as far back as the American Civil War, through the present era, and cover every significant person or event person in the world from the 1920's, on.

The facility is designed to permanently protect these priceless images from chemical deterioration or physical damage, with sub-zero (F) cold storage capacity. All images are fully documented and indexed, and over 1 million have been digitally scanned and made available for licensing through Corbis.com There are state-of-the-art photo research, digital scanning, editing, and internet commerce capabilities at this site.

Formerly, as Director of Media Production & Management for Corbis Corp., I was the project manager responsible for the construction, implementation, and operation of this facility.

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