RESOURCE: Announcing a Free “Personal Digital Archiving” Publication

The Library of Congress has released a free PDF compilation of key blog posts from its digital preservation blog, The Signal. Intended as “a primer for the digital archive novice, as well as a refresher for those with more experience,” the publication addresses the challenges that individuals face in preserving their personal digital content.

The content in Perspectives on Personal Digital Archiving is grouped under three general headings:

  • Personal Digital Archiving Guidance: including tips for preserving digital photographs, personal archiving in the cloud, how to get your digital affairs in order, and others.
  • Personal Reflections on Personal Digital Archiving: tales of personal experience (either saving or losing digital material)
  • Personal Digital Archiving Outreach: reports of presentations, events and campaigns held both at the Library of Congress and elsewhere.

This post was produced through a cooperation between Heidi Madden and Kristen Totleben (Editors-at-Large for the week), Roxanne Shirazi (Editor for the week), and Zach Coble and Sarah Potvin (site editors).