The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving

Oct 2017 | 304pp

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9781783302666
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The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving

Edited by Brianna Marshall

The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving helps to break down archival concepts and best practices into teachable solutions. Whether it’s a researcher needing to cull their most important email correspondence, or an empty-nester transferring home movies and photographs to more easily shared and mixed digital formats, this book will show you how to offer assistance.

The book offers:

  • explanations of common terms in plain language
  • quick, non-technical solutions to the most frequent user requests
  • guidance on how to archive Facebook posts, baby announcements,weddings, and other life events
  • methods for capturing analog video from obsolete physical carriers, like MiniDV
  • proven workflows for public facing transfer stations
  • ways to help seniors plan digital estates as heirlooms and memory objects
  • a look at the 3-2-1 approach to backing up files
  • perspective on balancing core library values with the business goals of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other dominant platforms
  • additional resources and bibliographies for digging deep.

Featuring expert contributors working in a variety of contexts, this resource will help you help your users take charge of their personal materials.

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