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Personal digital archiving

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Personal digital archiving

  1. 1. Laura PearleEllysa Stern Cahoy June 24, 2012
  2. 2.  Your online (and offline footprint) The scholarly workflow and critical challenges Helping users manage personal collections Tips and tools for personal archiving
  3. 3. 1996-2002 2002-2005 2005 - 2009 2009-?
  4. 4. Gone (or almost)…Institutional Memory…
  5. 5. http://www.yesandspace.com.au/?p=2067
  6. 6.  What tools do you currently use? Where does your collection reside? What is your information workflow like?
  7. 7. Ellysa Stern Cahoy & Scott P. McDonald. Personal Scholarly Workflow.
  8. 8.  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
  9. 9.  Personal Archiving Outreach and Instruction Saving (Scanning) Your Digital Memories workshops Personal Archiving Day For more info, see:http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/personalarchiving/
  10. 10.  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
  11. 11. What are the critical challenges for your users?How can you best help your users manage their personalinformation collections?
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. What will remain of your work in 50 / 100 / 200years?What should remain?How can we preserve the important stuff?
  14. 14.  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
  15. 15.  Think Up - http://thinkupapp.com/ (allows you to curate all your social media activity) IFTTT - http://ifttt.com/ (aggregates writing/ blogging into one site)
  16. 16. Laura Pearle Ellysa Stern Cahoy VennConsultants Penn State University Libraries lpearle@gmail.com ellysa@gmail.comlpearle.wordpress.com bit.ly/ellysa @vennlibrarian

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