Kodak Photo CD, for the last 20 years, was used by many museums and archives around the globe as a means of digitally archiving their image collections. Since 2002, the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (CMCC) has moved toward digitizing its material in a non-compressed TIFF format but prior to that, 85% of its digitized collection consisted of PCD proprietary formats on Kodak Photo CDs.In early 2005, noticing degradation of its earlier digital collection, with some CDs being impossible to open and Eastman Kodak no longer supporting Photo CD technology, CMCC took measures to ensure the preservation of its collection by migrating the PCD images into TIFF 6.0.This paper describes actions taken by CMCC to overcome and prevent further deterioration. It deals in a practical manner with day-to-day issues encountered and technical challenges faced during the migration process. It offers useful guidance that could be replicated throughout similar projects.
Louise Renaud, Jacqueline M.E. Vincent, "Photo CD PCD to Tiff Migration Case Study" in Proc. IS&T Archiving 2006, 2006, pp 121 - 126, https://doi.org/10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2006.3.1.art00028