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    Personal digital archiving Personal digital archiving Presentation Transcript

    • Laura PearleEllysa Stern Cahoy June 24, 2012
    •  Your online (and offline footprint) The scholarly workflow and critical challenges Helping users manage personal collections Tips and tools for personal archiving
    • 1996-2002 2002-2005 2005 - 2009 2009-?
    • Gone (or almost)…Institutional Memory…
    • http://www.yesandspace.com.au/?p=2067
    •  What tools do you currently use? Where does your collection reside? What is your information workflow like?
    • Ellysa Stern Cahoy & Scott P. McDonald. Personal Scholarly Workflow.
    •  Marshall’s user challenges  Accumulation  Distribution  Curation  Long-term accessMarshall, C., Bly, S., Brun-Cottan, F., (2007). The Long Term Fate of OurDigital Belongings : Toward a Service Model for Personal Archives. Arxivpreprint arXiv:0704.3653. Retrieved fromhttp://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1032046
    •  Personal Archiving Outreach and Instruction Saving (Scanning) Your Digital Memories workshops Personal Archiving Day For more info, see:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/personalarchiving/
    •  Mellon Personal Scholarly Archiving Grant 2012-2013  Ethnographic study of Penn State faculty in sciences, education, humanities  Identifying critical literacies surrounding personal scholarly library management  Highlighting the role of liaison librarians in helping users build, manage, and mine their personal collections
    • What are the critical challenges for your users?How can you best help your users manage their personalinformation collections?
    • 3 copies of every important file— more copies are better Save at least two copies on different types of storage mediaSave one copy in a different location from where you are
    • What will remain of your work in 50 / 100 / 200years?What should remain?How can we preserve the important stuff?
    •  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/download/ Twitter: http://www.allmytweets.net/ WordPress: http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/ Blogger: Settings - Other - Blog Tools - Export blog Delicious: Settings – Export/Back-up Diigo: http://www.diigo.com/tools/export
    •  Think Up - http://thinkupapp.com/ (allows you to curate all your social media activity) IFTTT - http://ifttt.com/ (aggregates writing/ blogging into one site)
    • Laura Pearle Ellysa Stern Cahoy VennConsultants Penn State University Libraries lpearle@gmail.com ellysa@gmail.comlpearle.wordpress.com bit.ly/ellysa @vennlibrarian