Webinar: Personal Digital Archiving - Basic Advice to Preserve Your Digital Memories

Speaker William Lefurgy
Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, has worked the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information. In former lives LeFurgy dealt with ...


Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, has worked the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information. In former lives LeFurgy dealt with electronic records at the National Archives and Records Administration and served as Baltimore City Archivist and Records Management Officer. While he has memories of punch cards, monochrome monitors and 30-pound portable computers, he is also an enthusiastic creator and consumer of social media. He has a BA degree in History from McGill University, as well as an MLS and MA in history from the University of Maryland.

Full Description
This presentation will draw from the Library of Congress online guidance in connection with preserving personal and family digital materials. The presentation makes the case that librarians and archivists should develop the capacity to talks about digital preservation with non-experts, to assist staff at smaller institutions and members of the general public. The nature of the challenge will be outlined, as will a series of practical tips that people can use to keep their valuable digital content accessible over time. The session will provide advice that attendees can implement themselves or that they can pass on to patrons or other stakeholders.
 
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists and others interested in personal digital archiving, either for outreach or for hands-on work.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
Understand why librarians and archivists should get involved with personal archiving and also will learn about the Library of Congress basic guidance on the subject.
 
This webinar is pre-approved for Archival Recertification Credit from the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Tue, Oct. 25, 2011
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

Online