Thursday, March 17, 2011
Digital Preservation & Personal Archiving
Daily Eagle, which has no print counterpart. If a researcher wanted to see these items 5, 10 or more years down the road, where will they be? Will they be archived or preserved somehow? This is a real challenge for the electronic age we are in, but there are many people and groups working on answers. One site where you can learn more is the Digital Preservation site of the Library of Congress. This isn't just for offices and formal research either, what about your own personal materials? Digital photos that exist only on your PC's hard drive, emails etc.? The Digital Preservation site has a page specifically devoted to just that, personal archiving!