Personal Digital Archiving Day at Bryn Mawr College, October 21, 2015

PDAD2015October 21, 2015 4:30-6pm

Bryn Mawr College
Seminar Room 205, Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College

Is Instagram the new scrapbook? Increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer physical material, they’re digital and they are dependent on technology to make them accessible. As new technology emerges and current technology becomes obsolete, we need to actively manage our digital possessions to help protect them and keep them available for years to come. Personal digital archiving means taking steps (small or big) to ensure your family memories, personal and professional papers are safe from disaster, human error, or everyday digital wear and tear.

LITS and SGA’s Personal Digital Archiving Day workshop will focus on best practices for managing personal digital archives as well as issues and challenges surrounding digital archiving, culminating in a hands-on mystery game.


Personal Digital Archiving Workshop at Haverford College, October 26, 2015

October 26th 4:30-6:00

Haverford College, Magill Library Phillips Wing
370 Lancaster Avenue Haverford, PA 19041

Our personal and professional records are now primarily digital, and our lives are geared toward constant sharing of these works ­­ from our own scholarly output to family photos. The complexity of these growing collections in every sphere of our lives cannot be overstated. The Quaker and Special Collection’s Personal Digital Archiving Day Workshop welcomes anyone that is interested in ensuring long-term access to these personal collections and archives. The workshop will share best practices for creating, managing, and preserving your personal digital records, discuss issues affecting personal digital archiving practices such as copyright, privacy, and security as well as provide some hands-on activities.

The workshop will take place in the Phillips Wing in Magill Library