Digital Archiving Resources

DIY: Creating a Digital Archive

Title

DIY: Creating a Digital Archive

Subject

Personal archives

Description

During the research phase of History Detectives investigations, we rely on one tool more than any other: the digital image. We email them to experts, we enlarge them for details, and we use them to avoid handling originals any more than we must. Digital images are also used by the hundreds to illustrate the stories we tell. (Next time you watch an episode, count how many archival photos fly across the screen.) Over the course of eight seasons we’ve compiled a hulking digital archive. It’s invaluable to us, and it can be equally useful to anybody with a collection of old family photos.

Creator

The History Detectives Team

Publisher

PBS

Date

2010

Contributor

Johnson, Richard

Type

Web

Bibliographic Citation

The History Detectives Team. "DIY: Creating a Digital Archive." PBS. Accessed April 22, 2016.

Files

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Citation

The History Detectives Team, “DIY: Creating a Digital Archive,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 20, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/377.