Digital Archiving Resources

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"In every family someone ends up with Mom's and Dad's "stuff"—a lifetime's worth of old family photos, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, trunks, and suitcases. This inheritance can be as much a burden as it is a blessing. How do you…

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The importance of personal digital preservation and the problems involved in preservation.

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This publication contains a series of blog posts, compiled from The Signal, on the subject of personal digital archiving. Specifically, the topics include guidance for such things as choosing file formats and adding descriptions to digital photos;…

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This paper specifically examines personal digital record-keeping strategies, appraisal decisions, and identifications of value, as well as digital preservation practices from the perspective of Personal Information Management (PIM) studies. Through…

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This article reports findings from a survey of 110 writers' personal digital archiving practices. The authors found that most writers neglect digital archival concerns, and consequently, their digital archives consist of poorly managed, highly…

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The image of the "digital hoarder," buried under the disorganized turmoil created by the volume of their digital possessions, has become an increasingly popular way for individuals to describe their everyday digital collecting habits. This article…

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"Gone In a Flash?" is the recording of a digital archiving workshop conducted at Columbia University in 2012. The workshop illuminates organization and preservation practices important for individuals, especially academics, who want to make sure…

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A good overview regarding the practical aspects of collecting oral histories. The authors state that anyone with the time, resources, and interest can take part in the recording of oral history. There are no age barriers or educational barriers when…

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This collection of essays explores the practical aspects of archiving outside of an institutional setting. The authors specifically address issues that everyday people confront when trying to figure out how to handle not only the growing size of…

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"Our mission is simple — to help you capture, preserve, organize and enjoy your family's most valuable photos, papers, stories and mementos using archival best practices, methodologies and supplies. We know our advice and supplies are the best,…
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