Personal Digital Archiving

What is personal digital archiving? 

Personal digital archiving (PDA) is the preservation and management of personal digital objects, such as scanned or digital photos, electronic correspondence, or genealogical information. It is different from digital archiving in general, which is often academically focused. Because the materials, focus, and methods are personal PDA often creates unique challenges that cannot be met by using traditional library and digital archival methods. 

Personal Digital Archiving Resources

Some Free PDA Resources:

PDA Annual Conference

Personal Digital Archiving is the focus of an annual conference, hosted by a different group or institution each year. 

Guides / Getting Started

My book on personal digital archiving walks people through the basic steps of assessing, locating, and preserving your own personal digital archive. 

Last Updated 09.13.2023