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Corbis High Security, Underground Long-Term Sub-Zero Preservation Facility at Iron Mountain
Corbis Sub-Zero
The Corbis high-security underground Film Preservation Facility in western Pennsylvania. Pictured are (L to R) Ann Hartman, Manager of Library and Records Management, and Dina Keil and Robinya Roberts, Image Library Associates. With environmental conditions designed to preserve the collection for thousands of years, the new facility will operate at minus 4 degrees F (minus 20 degrees C) and 35% RH. Corbis is the home to 11 million images from the Bettmann Archive, formerly located on lower Broadway in New York City. Over a quarter of a million images have already been digitized and are available on-line at www.corbis.com. The preservation facility includes a well-equipped scanning lab with high-speed data links for delivery of image files to Corbis clients worldwide. Corbis is a private corporation owned by Bill Gates. (Photo by Henry Wilhelm)
   

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"A Trip To Iron Mountain With Sonic Editions"

Author: Russell Blackmore
Source: Esquire Online (Blog)
Date: February 28, 2013

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"Nel Bunker Della Memoria - I Migliori Scatti Della Nostra Vita"

Author: Raffaele Oriani
Source: WIRED
Date: October 2009

Number of pages: 5
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"Long-Term Preservation of Photographic Originals and Digital Imaging Files in the Corbis/Sygma Collection in France"

Authors: Henry Willhelm (WIR), Cédric Gressent (Corbis/Sygma), and Drew MacLean (Corbis USA)
Date: Posted May 10, 2009

Number of pages: 9
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"Former Mine Now Guards Treasures"

Author: Robert Weisman
Source: The Dallas Morning News
Date: September 2008

Number of pages: 1
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"Buried treasure: Iron Mountain's secret storage complex"

Author: Travis Dove
Source: Boston Globe
Date: September 2008

Number of pages: 4
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"La Miniera delle Foto - Nell'archivio visivo dell'umanita"

Author: Michelle Smargiassi
Source: La Domenica Di Republica
Date: July 2007

Number of pages: 2
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"Under Iron Mountain - Corbis Stores 'Very Important Photographs' at Zero Degrees Fahrenheit"

Author: Gary Haynes
Source: NPPA
Date: January 2005


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"Frozen In Time: The Bettmann Archive"
Transcript of a Jim Lehrer PBSNewsHour
Television Feature Broadcast June 10, 2004

TV Segment Features: Terence Smith, Ken Johnston,
Henry Wilhelm, Bill Gates, Tom Roth, and Dina Keil

Author: Terence Smith
Source: PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)
Online NewsHour

Date: June 10, 2004

Number of pages: 9
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"High-Security, Sub-Zero Cold Storage For the PERMANENT Preservation of the Corbis-Bettmann Archive Photography Collection"

Authors: Henry Wilhelm with Ann C. Hartman, Kenneth Johnston, Els Rijper, and Thomas Benjamin
Date: Posted May 17, 2004


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"Bettmann 100: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Otto Bettmann"

Includes Interview with Henry Wilhelm About the Corbis Sub-Zero Film Preservation Facility
Date: Posted May 17, 2004


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"A Visit to the Corbis Picture Mine"

Author: Dirck Halstead
Source: The Digital Journalist
Date: June 2003


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"Buried Treasure"
Why has Bill Gates stashed millions of the greatest images of the 20th century under a mountain in Pennsylvania?

Author: Mary Battiata
Source: The Washington Post Magazine
Date: May 18, 2003

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"Point. Shoot. Kiss It Good-Bye."
Your hard drive is overflowing with gazillions of digital pics.
DSC00234.jpg might as well be labeled DON'T_KNOW_DON'T_CARE.jpg.
The quest to build the photo archive of the future.

Author: David Weinberger
Source: WIRED
Date: October 2004


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"Freezing Time"

Author: Scott Williams
Source: Washington CEO magazine
Date: May 2004

Number of pages: 2
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"Burying the Past"

Author: Dan Nadel
Source: Metropolis Magazine
Date: November 2002

Number of pages: 3
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"World's photo album goes underground"

Author: Joan Greene
Source: Pittsburgh Live Magazine
Date: June 30, 2002

Number of pages: 7
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Corbis Opens New Film Preservation Center That Rescues and Preserves Access to America's Most Famous Images

Source: Corbis Press Release
Date: April 29, 2002

Number of pages: 3
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"Cool Storage - Preserving Art in Underground Vault"

Author: Kris Miller
Source: Butler Eagle
Date: April 12, 2002

Number of pages: 3
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"Famous Photos Frozen Forever"

Author: Rena Jana
Source: Wired Online
Date: July 24, 2001

Number of pages: 3
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"A Century's Photo History Destined for Life in a Mine"

Author: Sarah Boxer
Source: The New York Times
Date: April 25, 2001

Number of pages: 3
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"Moving From Scruffy Quarters to a Limestone Labyrinth"

Author: Sarah Boxer
Source: The New York Times
Date: April 25, 2001

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"Digitized History" (Editorial)

Source: The New York Times
Date: April 22, 2001

Number of pages: 1
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Corbis to Build Premiere Sub-Zero Photographic Film Preservation Facility

Source: Corbis Press Release
Date: April 16, 2001

Number of pages: 3
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Photo Archive Heads Underground

Author: The Associated Press
Source: The New York Times
Date: April 15, 2001

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"Mining the hills for storage"

Author: Ken Zapinski
Source: Post-Gazette.com
Date: June 12, 1998

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