Preserving Your Personal Digital Memories

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Digital photos, electronic documents, and other new media are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. But preserving digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. As new technologies appear for creating and saving our personal digital information, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital memories safe.

Learning Outcomes

  1. the nature of the problem
  2. simple practical solutions
  3. tools that can be used

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in preserving personal digital information.

Course Level

No special knowledge is needed.

Presenters

Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information. In former lives, LeFurgy dealt with electronic records at the National Archives and Records Administration and served as Baltimore City Archivist and Records Management Officer. While he has memories of punch cards, monochrome monitors, and 30-pound portable computers, he is also an enthusiastic creator and consumer of social media. He has a BA degree in History from McGill University, as well as an MLS and MA in History from the University of Maryland.

Date & Time

Available 24/7. Originally presented Thursday, April 28, 2011

Credits

none

Fee

Free. This complimentary webinar is presented as part of the events for Preservation Week.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Registration

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Questions?

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.

Sponsor

H-F Group