TECHNOLOGY FOR CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: THE HISTORIC HOUSE TRUST INFORMATION SYSTEM
4 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Digital photography has been found to be a key tool in the work processes of the Trust. Digital images provide the Trust with an additional method to track issues and concerns with each property and project. Extensive documentation of conditions using digital photography provides instantly accessible current images of the issues affecting a structure. Storage is handled through the use of network storage drives, individual hard drives, and CD-ROMs. The images can be quickly integrated into planning documents or project scopes or even linked into the HHTIS or GIS to provide meaningful visual backup to the data sources. Though not archivally stable, digital photography provides the means to maintain a large, easily accessible photographic inventory of condition photographs with no cost for film development.