Sunday, January 6, 2008

Defining personal digital archives

While I took the Appraisal and Selection of Records class instructed by Dr. Patricia Galloway I had an opportunity to consider further about how I can define personal digital archives in my research.
Personal digital archives mean private archives of ordinary individuals that:
1. Contain personal digital materials created, collected and accumulated by individuals that carry one’s life experiences and memories;
2. Are originated and developed by individuals in their daily lives;
3. Are more than collections but archives that have a potential for long term existence after the individual dies, preserved not necessarily at the institutional level but at the grass-roots level.

2 comments:

john said...

Every print publication should contain archives. I saw recently a website www.pressmart.net provides digitization services for print publications like books, news papers, magazines, journals, etc. Most of the publishers are using the services of pressmart.net

Being said...

Thank you for the information. I agree. Moreover there is an interesting report about digital publication related to archiving: Addressing the uncertain future of preserving the past, 2007 Rand Corporation.