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The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving, Paperback / softback Book

The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Everyone needs assistance and guidance on managing their personal digital information and library and information professionals are in a unique position to help.

This book will help them pass on critical skills and simple principles for how to store, share, and preserve digital objects. Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) is the collection, management, and preservation of personal materials created in digital media.

These materials can include digital photographs and videos, documents, e-mail, websites, and social media content.

For information professionals, PDA encourages collaboration with users, with the goals of supporting digital information fluency and assisting individuals in their efforts to preserve their personal and family digital records. Featuring expert contributors working in a variety of contexts, this practical resource will help librarians empower their users to take charge of their personal digital materials.

Coverage includes: explanations of common terms in plain languagequick, non-technical solutions to the most frequent user requestsguidance on how to archive social media posts, digital photographs and web contentan exploration of data, privacy and ethical concerns that must be considered when archiving and curating personal dataways to help plan digital estates as heirlooms and memory objectsperspective on balancing core library values with the business goals of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other dominant platformsadditional resources and bibliographies for digging deeper. This book will be useful reading for library and information professionals working in all sectors, archivists and LIS students.



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