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Personal digitisation plan

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this plan provides some ideas about how to approach a personal digitisation project.

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Personal digitisation plan

  1. 1. Personal Digitisation Plan The Memory of Me Project
  2. 2. Questions • What do I need to do? • What is the purpose of this project? • What are the steps? • What is the vision? • What will I need? • How long will it take? • How will it look? • Why do I want to do this?
  3. 3. Steps • Answer the questions • Create a vision and purpose • Work out the steps in the plan • Plot a timeline • Simultaneously create a maintenance and upkeep plan • Do some research to find what others have done
  4. 4. Considerations • Research • Audit what I have – Physical – Digital • Create a workflow • Find suitable repositories and platforms • Think about file formats and file sizes • Think about the catalogue descriptors to adopt • Think about the use of tags • Think about future storage and access
  5. 5. Content • Photos both physical and digital • Websites • Writing both physical and digital • Audio and video files? • Artwork both physical and digital • Projects – photos of house design projects • What are the stories? – e.g. Memory of the World project – e.g. Memory of Australia project
  6. 6. Audit • Create a spreadsheet of all of the items to be collected • Sort into categories of media type – Photos – Artwork – Writing • Sort into categories of themes – Family – Travel – Work – Projects – Creative expression – Student work
  7. 7. Framework • Set up the framework that will be adopted – Online wiki? – The cloud? – Back up files on pc, disks and separate hard drive – Hierarchy of ‘containers’. – Links, descriptors, tags and metadata – Physical representations – E.g. Personal ePortfolio on Delicious
  8. 8. Process • Gathering • Identifying • Sorting • Weeding • Editing • Resorting • Add metadata and file names • Placing into piles ready for storage
  9. 9. The work • Get down to the work – Start scanning – Saving – Sorting – Editing – Labeling – Listing – Storing
  10. 10. Maintenance • Set up a maintenance schedule – New additions to the repository – Review work flows as necessary – Test file stability of items – Test file stability of repositories – Back up regularly – Relocate as new technologies emerge
  11. 11. Story telling • Tell the story – Arrange files and photos in a way that tells the stories within – Keep for prosperity – What is the legacy?
  12. 12. The Memory of Me Created by Susan Bentley© 2013

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