Personal Digitisation Plan
The Memory of Me Project
• 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?
• Answer the questions
• Create a vision and purpose
• Work out the steps in the plan
• Plot a timeline
• Simultaneously create a maintenance and upkeep
• Do some research to find what others have done
• Audit what I have
• 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
• Photos both physical and digital
• 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
• Create a spreadsheet of all of the items to be collected
• Sort into categories of media type
• Sort into categories of themes
– Creative expression
– Student work
• 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
• Add metadata and file names
• Placing into piles ready for storage
• Get down to the work
– Start scanning
• 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
• Tell the story
– Arrange files and photos in a way that tells the stories within
– Keep for prosperity
– What is the legacy?