Location: METRO, 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Registration fees: $35 members; $35 myMETRO; $60 non-members
Who should attend:
Library administrators, librarians, students, and other information professionals interested in learning strategies and best practices for preserving personal digital assets
Today more and more of our lives are becoming digital; everything from family photos to medical records are now available in electronic form. While this makes access quick and convenient, most of us have also experienced personal data loss due to hard drive failure, file corruption, technology obsolescence, or accidental file deletion. What should we be doing to safeguard our digital creations? This hands-on session will explain the process of creating and executing an action plan for archiving personal digital assets, deciding what to store, consolidating multiple file versions, and cataloging resources. We will explore both local storage media and cloud services as well as institutional & disciplinary repositories.
By the end of this program, participants will:
• Understand threats to digital data loss for personal collections
• Know processes for safeguarding digital assets
• Learn about local and cloud storage media and institutional and disciplinary repositories
• Be able to teach patrons how to plan and execute a personal archiving project for themselves
Ellyssa Kroski is an Information Services Technologist at Barnard College Library as well as an adjunct faculty member at Long Island University, Pratt Institute, and San Jose State University where she teaches LIS students about emerging technologies. Her book "Web 2.0 for Librarians and Information Professionals" was published in February 2008 and she is the creator and Series Editor for the "Tech Set" 10-volume book series published in March 2010 by Neal-Schuman Publishers/LITA and Facet Publishing.