Thursday, February 6, 2014

Book: Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage

Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage
Edited by Donald T. Hawkins
Information Today, Inc.

Short overview by Mike Ashenfelder at the Library of Congress and one of the contributors:

I contributed one chapter where I attempted to show the deep complexity of this phenomenon and tried to provide an overview about how personal digital archiving as a practice and as a research theme is related to many areas and fields.

One fruit of the Personal Digital Archiving Conference

Digital Afterlife related articles and reports on BBC

It seems that the (digital) afterlife related topic has grabbed an attention occasionally but constantly, which is not surprising since it is the situation that everyone will experience (or many people already experienced) at some point in her/his life.

Facebook reviews family memorials after dad's plea
By Dave Lee

8 OCTOBER 2013
Death in the digital age: Are you prepared?
By Joe Miller

12 April 2013
Google launches tool to determine data use after death
"Google will allow users to decide what happens to their data after they die or become inactive online, the first major company to deal with the sensitive issue."

14 OCTOBER 2011
I bequeath my iTunes credits to...
By Jane Wakefield