The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving

Dec 2017 | 304pp

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9781783302666
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The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving

Edited by Brianna H. Marshall

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 language
  • quick, non-technical solutions to the most frequent user requests
  • guidance on how to archive social media posts, digital photographs and web content
  • an exploration of data, privacy and ethical concerns that must be considered when archiving and curating personal data
  • ways to help plan digital estates as heirlooms and memory objects
  • perspective on balancing core library values with the business goals of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other dominant platforms
  • additional 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.

Preface

Introduction: Putting Personal Digital Archives in ContextChelsea Gunn

PART I: LEARNING ABOUT PERSONAL DIGITAL ARCHIVES BEST PRACTICES

1. Archiving Digital PhotographsSarah Severson

2. Archiving Social Media Melody Condron

3. Archiving Web ContentCameron Cook

4. Archiving Audiovisual MaterialsYvonne Ng

5. Assess, Annotate, Export: Quick Recipes for Archiving Your Personal Digital Life Jamie Wittenberg and Celia Emmelhainz

PART II: PERSONAL DIGITAL ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY AUDIENCES

6. The Washington, DC Public Library’s Memory Lab: A Case StudyJaime Mears

7. Digitizing Memories and Teaching Information Literacy in Queens, NY Natalie Milbrodt and Maggie Schreiner

8. Community-Based Digital Archiving: The Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal at Washington State University –  Lotus Norton-Wisla and Michael Wynne

PART III : PERSONAL DIGITAL ARCHIVES AND ACADEMIC AUDIENCES

9. Personal Digital Archives Programming at Liberal Arts CollegesAmy Bocko, Joanna Dipasquale, Rachel Appel, and Sarah Walden Mcgowan

10. Supporting Artists’ Personal ArchivesColin Post

11. Personal Digital Archiving as a Bridge to Research Data Management Sara Mannheimer and Ryer Banta

PART IV: SOCIAL AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF PERSONAL DIGITAL ARCHIVES

12. Avoiding a Gambit for Our Personal ArchivesMatt Schultz

13. Digital Photos, Embedded Metadata, and Personal PrivacyIsaiah Beard

14. Black Folk Magic: An Autoethnography of Digitally Archiving Black Millennialhood –  Camille Thomas

15. Absent Others: Contemporary Mourning and Digital Estates Angela Galvan

About the Contributors

Index

Brianna H. Marshall is director of research services at the University of California, Riverside. Previously, she was digital curation coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds master of library science and master of information science degrees from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing.

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