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.


Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at Bryn Mawr College – October 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 4:00 – 7:30 pm

Canaday Library, Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
RSVP on the Wikipedia project page or to

Bryn Mawr College Special Collections will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in honor of American Archives Month and Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Join a group of students, staff, faculty, and members of the public for an opportunity to learn the skills of Wikipedia editing and contribute to accessible information about women in STEM fields. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, will open the session with an hour-long instructional lecture covering the basics of setting up an account, beginning to edit, and positioning your articles for success on the site. The talk will be followed by an editing session from 5:00 – 7:30 in which participants can work on projects individually or collaboratively. No experience necessary, and attendees may feel free to come and go as needed. Please bring a laptop and charger for editing. RSVP on the Wikipedia project page or to

Bryn Mawr is on the Paoli-Thorndale SEPTA line. Coming from Center City Philadelphia by car: From Center City Philadelphia Take I-76 west (Schuykill Expressway) to the City Avenue exit 339 (Route 1 South). Once on City Avenue, travel about 2.5 miles and turn right onto Lancaster Avenue (Route 30 West). Travel about 4 miles to reach the center of Bryn Mawr. Turn right onto Morris Avenue; a Sunoco station will be on your right and a Starbucks on your left. Follow Morris Avenue as it curves left under the train-track bridge then bears right. Cross Montgomery Avenue (at the traffic light). Continue on Morris Avenue past the Office of Admissions on the corner of Yarrow Street and enter the parking lot between the two stone pillars on the left. Canaday Library is a ten minute walk from the visitor parking lot; refer to a campus map for directions. Handicap parking spots are available adjacent to the library building: please contact the event organizer for information if necessary.

Personal Digital Archiving Day – October 23, 2014

BrynMawrOctober 23rd, 3-5 pm

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

This event is to provide outreach and education for Bryn Mawr students on digital preservation.

Personal digital archiving is 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. Think about how helpful and meaningful preserving your student club or activity files will be for future Mawrters.

Topics to be addressed at the workshops include best practices for:

  • Archiving digital photography and working with metadata
  • Preserving e-mail correspondence
  • Preserving digital documents/records
  • Preserving personal Web sites, blogs, and social media