Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday's Tip - Personal Digital Archiving from the Library of Congress

Thanks to James Tanner of Genealogy's Star I stumbled across the Library of Congress' Personal Digital Archiving website. The site is a part of the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), a national strategy for preserving the nation's digital collections.

The Personal Digital Archiving website has a multitude of tips for archiving your own personal collection, including downloadable guides on how to scan your collection and tips for the best digital media for storing your collection.

I especially liked the idea of having a Personal Digital Archiving Day, an event held to help others archive and share archiving tips. What a great idea for a local library, historical society or even a family to help gather collections.

The site also gives specific arching tips for popular materials: digital photographs, audio, video, e-mail and websites.

Perhaps some of these tips will motivate us all to archive our collection.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I don't WANT another project, but I know this is important.