This guide accompanies the workshop, Organize, Safeguard, Update: Managing Your Digital Research Files
What is the best way to manage your digital assets over time? How do you safeguard your data from technical obsolescence or accidental loss? Whether it’s your email, digital photographs, research papers, research data or personal documents, data preservation requires strategic thinking and action planning. This introductory session will explore various approaches to managing and preserving your digital data over time. We will discuss establishing your own personal archive; different back-up strategies; file migration; and workflow/tracking methods. Attendees will leave with guidelines and practical resources to begin managing their personal archives.
Preservation News from the Library of Congress