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Personal Digital Archiving: Storing, Organising and Protecting Your Digital Content for the Future

07 October 2019

Public lecture by Sara Day Thomson of the Digital Preservation Coalition.

This talk, co-organised by the Digital Repository of Ireland and the National Archives, Ireland on 26th September, focuses on the power of a personal digital archive and the importance of determining a course of action for safeguarding that archive. It prompts us to start thinking about how we manage our digital files and how we may access or share them in the future.

Sara Day Thomson discusses the question ‘what is digital archiving?’ before moving on to choosing which files to keep, how to name digital files, and what file formats to use. She shares insights into how to capture web and social media content and useful tips on how to back up files for long-term archiving.

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