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Personal Digital Archiving

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Personal Digital Archiving

Somewhere you might have a treasured store of old family photos and letters left from your parents or grandparents. We treasure these memories of loved ones, which are often passed down through generations. But increasingly, we rely on digital tools and resources to safe keep our memories on a blog, our photos on a smart phone, or our correspondence in email. How can we  ensure that these memories are preserved for our own progeny? The Personal Digital Archiving website, from the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, attempts to ameliorate this problem by providing a plethora of resources on best practices for ensuring that your important digital memories last. Readers may want to start with watching the short “Why Digital Preservation is Important for You” video, which offers an introduction to the basics of saving our digital objects. For more detailed information, pages are offered for the specifics of Digital Photographs, Digital Audio, Digital Video, Electronic Mail, Personal Digital Records, and Websites. Librarians will want to check out the section Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit, which offers resources for hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day event. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. [Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group –]

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