Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event

This webinar discusses how to host an innovative public program on preserving personal digital information.

In an effort to share knowledge on how best to care for personal digital information, The Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program developed The Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit. The toolkit provides resources for staff at libraries, archives and other cultural institutions to help them plan and present a personal digital archiving day program.

This webinar focuses on the resources included in the kit, how the kit can be used to plan a public program, and why holding a personal digital archiving program is beneficial for both public libraries and their communities.

Originally presented on Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will acquire:

  • practical tips for hosting a personal digital archiving day event.
  • resources on digital preservation that can help individuals preserve their digital files, photos, videos, emails, and social media.

Who Should Attend

Librarians and other information professionals interested in hosting a public event on how to preserve personal digital information.


Erin Engle is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress. She coordinates and contributes to communications, outreach, and social media activities for the Program, works on developing personal digital archiving resources, and is Editor of the monthly Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter. She has a BA in International Politics and French from The Pennsylvania State University and an MSLS from The Catholic University of America.




How to Register

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Tech Requirements

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




For questions about registration, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or


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ALCTS thanks The HF Group/ACME Bookbinding & George Blood, L.P. for cosponsoring this webinar and supporting Preservation Week.