23 September 2015

Personal Digital Archiving Conference Re-Cap

We are ALL archivists.  Our collections may not all be large or open to the public and they are still an archive.  Archives need to be preserved. Digitization is a means of preservation.

Earlier this year New York University hosted Personal Digital Archiving 2015, The Personal Digital Archiving 2015 Conference.  Many of the presentations are available as videos or in PDF format. Topics includes preserving digital photos, preserving art, video preservation, use of open-source tools, digital humanities and social sciences research, community archiving, and much more.

Interestingly, this overview stated ...

We still have yet to hear much from the genealogy community, from community historians and public librarians about preserving family history and community history. The same for the healthcare, medical and personal-health communities, though it’s just a matter of time before they join the conversation.

This is definitely a conversation that we want to be a part of.  Personal Digital Archiving is critical to genealogists and family historians.  Many individuals have one-of-a-kind, unique, and invaluable material in their personal archive that needs to be preserved!

Maybe our family history community will participate more in the 2016 conference which will be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

In the meantime, do also check out Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving (LOC, 2013) and Personal Archiving (resources for preserving your digital memories).

Some related sources from the UK include 10 Thinks You Need to Know About Digital Storage and The DPP Guide to Digital Archiving.

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