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:
Digital Legacy Planning Options (updated 2020)
Digital Legacy Planning Template (updated 2020)
Personal Digital Archiving - Value Assessment (updated February 2020)
PDA Annual Conference
Personal Digital Archiving is the focus of an annual conference, hosted by a different group or institution each year.
May 2019 - conference held by PITT in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
April 2018 - conference held by University of Houston in Houston, TX - [Melody Karle, conference Chair]
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.
Managing the Digital You: Where & How to Keep & Organize Your Digital Life, ISBN 9781442278882