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Personal Digital Archiving
- Event Type
- information management
- University Library - Scholarly Commons
- The workshop will be held in the Main Library, Library 314. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street entrance) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library and make a left at the top of the stairs.
- Sep 18, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 am
- Bethany Anderson and Anna Trammell
- Scholarly Commons
Photographs, videos, tweets, blogs, textual documents—these are some of the materials that comprise your “born-digital” existence and document your activities and creative pursuits. This workshop will provide an overview of preservation strategies and resources for managing and gaining intellectual control over your digital files and helping to ensure their long-term accessibility. Participants will explore emerging tools and best practices for managing their personal digital archives (the workshop will not be covering management of analog and paper-based material), including file naming, metadata creation, and replicated storage. The workshop will begin with an interactive sleuthing activity, followed by a brief overview of archival theory and practice and a discussion of tools and tips for digital file management and preservation.