The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving
The Complete Guide to Personal Digital Archiving helps to break down archival concepts and best practices into teachable solutions. Whether it's a researcher needing to cull their most important email correspondence, or an empty-nester transferring home movies and photographs to more easily shared and mixed digital formats, this book will show you how to offer assistance. The book offers:explanations of common terms in plain languagequick, non-technical solutions to the most frequent user requestsguidance on how to archive Facebook posts, baby announcements, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and other life eventsmethods for capturing analog video from obsolete physical carriers, like MiniDVproven workflows for public facing transfer stationsways to help seniors plan digital estates as heirlooms and memory objectsa look at the 3-2-1 approach to backing up filesperspective on balancing core library values with the business goals of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other dominant platformsadditional resources and bibliographies for digging deep.
Featuring expert contributors working in a variety of contexts, this resource will help you help your users take charge of their personal materials.