Personal Archiving, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Donald T. Hawkins
  • Published By: Information Today
  • ISBN-10: 1573877298
  • ISBN-13: 9781573877299
  • DDC: 651.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This multi-authored work offers one of the first and most robust explorations of the emerging field of personal digital archiving. Hawkins and his contributors are passionate about personal archiving, their enthusiasm matched only by their expertise in this must-read text for genealogists, historians, archivists, librarians, collectors, creators, and anyone with a mass of digital information they want to organize and preserve.



  • Donald T. Hawkins

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advance Praise for Personal Archiving.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Personal Digital Archives: What They Are, What They Could Be, and Why They Matter.
2: Personal Archiving for Individuals and Families.
3: The Library of Congress and Personal Digital Archiving.
4: Software and Services for Personal Archiving.
5: Digital Inheritance: Tackling the Legal and Practical Issues.
6: Social Media, Personal Data, and Reusing Our Digital Legacy.
7: Reading Ben Shneiderman's Email: Identifying Narrative Elements in Email Archives.
8: Faculty Members as Archivists: Personal Archiving Practices in the Academic Environment.
9: Landscape of Personal Digital Archiving Activities and Research.
10: Active Personal Archiving and the Internet Archive.
11: Our Technology Heritage.
12: New Horizons in Personal Archiving: 1 Second Everyday, myKive, and Muse.
13: The Future of Personal Digital Archiving: Defining the Research Agendas.
About the Contributors.
About the Editor.