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 language; quick, non-technical solutions to the most frequent user requests; guidance on how to archive Facebook posts, baby announcements, bar mitzvahs, weddings, and other life events; methods for capturing analog video from obsolete physical carriers, like MiniDV; proven workflows for public facing transfer stations; ways to help seniors plan digital estates as heirlooms and memory objects; a look at the 3-2-1 approach to backing up files; perspective on balancing core library values with the business goals of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and other dominant platforms; additional 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.
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Manufacturer/Publisher: Facet Publishing
Author: Brianna Marshall