Photo Lab Closes

Volume 10, Number 2, September 1994
The last of the NSSDC photo lab's processing equipment was disconnected in early September, and the lab has shut down. Both space and fiscal considerations resulted in this decision, along with a decrease in photo processing work relative to digital work at NSSDC.

This closure should be invisible to our customers because extra-NSSDC photo processing facilities will be used now to satisfy external requests. Hopefully, changes in response times and user costs will be modest, and product quality will be at least maintained. (NSSDC will pass on its costs, including a modest request-tracking cost as at present, to its customers.)

NSSDC continues to maintain its film archive, with the help of Bob Tice and Jay Friedlander of the now-closed photo lab. They also will serve as interface persons to the extra-NSSDC facilities, thereby assuring continuity of quality.

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Author:Miranda Beall
Curators: Erin Gardner and Miranda Beall
Responsible Official: Dr. Joseph H. King, Code 633
Last Revised: 21 Nov 1996 [EDG]