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Social Media as Part of Personal Digital Archives: Exploring Users’ Practices and Service Providers’ Policies Regarding the Preservation of Digital Memories


Following over a decade of widespread use, social media platforms have evolved into virtual spaces where users create and store meaningful content,…

The Ultimate Guide to Emulating Nintendo Systems

This book explains how emulating retro Nintendo consoles work, from the NES to
the Nintendo Switch, and how the reader can participate in emulating…

Digital Preservation and Documentation of Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems


This book examines various approaches to digital preservation of Indigenous history, culture, and communication. Historically, those aspects are…

Exploring Past Images in a Digital Age: Reinventing the Archive

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Technology is developing rapidly, and with it, our methods of digital preservation. In the book, Exploring Past Image in a Digital Age: Reinventing…

Transforming the Authority of the Archive: Undergraduate Pedagogy and Critical Digital Archives

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Transforming the Authority of the Archive from editors and contributors Andi Gustavson and Charlotte Nunes is a collection of articles written by…

Coproducing Digital Archiving with 2SLGBTQ+ Atlantic Canadian youth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This article discusses the details and execution of digital archival research for the LGBTQ+ youth in Canada, and the process of that within the…

The Past Web: Exploring Web Archives


This book revolves around web archives and methods for exploring preserved information. It also offers examples of web archivists exploring preserved…

500 Amazing Online Archives and Digital Collections You've Never Heard Of: US Edition

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This source emphasizes the paradigm shift in genealogical research. According to this book, the landscape of genealogical research has undergone a…

Archives in the Digital Age: Preservation and the Right to be Forgotten

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Archiving has become an increasingly complex process. While preserving data is a challenge, this has evolved into finding a method to preserve data…

Digital Archiving Resources is drawing attention to the emerging field of digital archiving. Its purpose is to gather items relating to digital archives in an effort to provide access to resource materials in archiving and bring awareness to the emerging field. By researching and categorizing the items chosen for the Archive, we aim to guide the study of digital archives, as well as offer some possibilities for how it can be represented. The Archive is guided by pragmatic principles in its attempt to achieve two goals 1) to collect and provide effective and informative resources in the vast array of material on archives, and 2) to provide access to a wide range of related materials that shed light on the field of archiving.

As a definition, archives can be broadly described as a place to access materials (records, recordings, objects, photographs, etc.) that are recorded and preserved. These materials may be created and/or received by individuals or organizations who believe they warrant preservation because they have value; they provide evidence and information about the individuals and environments from which they came. In addition to the physical, archives are a place where a complex process of remembering occurs that creates and recreates social knowledge. Archives have always provided the person who accesses them with a road to the past, but now they also can offer a map for the future.

Digital Archiving Resources aims to not only make resources for archiving available and accessible, but to create a unique educational foundation that brings more relevance to the growing field of digital humanities. This project offers long-term benefits in the area of education because it introduces society to this field of study, its methodologies and practices, and to the benefits the field will provide in the future. In this way, our aim is to create social knowledge about digital archives. Our mission is to provide access to the resources important to the study of digital archives, and our vision is to continue adding to our collection as the field grows and changes.