Photographs, videos, tweets, blogs, textual documents—these are some of the materials that comprise your “born-digital” existence and document your activities and creative pursuits. This workshop will provide an overview of preservation strategies and resources for managing and gaining intellectual control over your digital files and helping to ensure their long-term accessibility. Participants will explore emerging tools and best practices for managing their personal digital archives (the workshop will not be covering management of analog and paper-based material), including file naming, metadata creation, and replicated storage. The workshop will begin with an interactive sleuthing activity, followed by a brief overview of archival theory and practice and a discussion of tools and tips for digital file management and preservation.
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ALL WORKSHOPS ARE SPONSORED BY THE GRADUATE COLLEGE AND RESEARCH AND INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE SCHOLARLY COMMONS, UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.